Upcoming Events

Wed. 26 September 2018 - Sun. 06 January 2019
Ausstellung - Frühe Kindheit digital: „Das bist Du!“
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Ausstellung – Frühe Kindheit digital: „Das bist Du!“
Wednesday, 26. - 06 January 2019 Organized von B05
Description only available in German

Venue

Siegerlandmuseum im Oberen Schloss
Oberes Schloss 2 / Burgstraße
57072 Siegen
Wed. 26 September 2018 - Sun. 06 January 2019
Ausstellung - "Vom Brief zum digitalen Netz – aus dem Siegerland in die Welt"
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Ausstellung – “Vom Brief zum digitalen Netz – aus dem Siegerland in die Welt”
Wednesday, 26. - 06 January 2019 Organized von A02
Description only available in German

Venue

Siegerlandmuseum im Oberen Schloss
Sonderausstellungstrakt
Oberes Schloss 2 / Burgstraße
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

PD Dr. Christian Heinrich-Frank
franke@geschichte.uni-siegen.de
Telefon: 0271-7404469
Akad. Direk. Dr. Cornelius Neutsch
cornelius.neutsch@uni-siegen.de
Telefon: 0271-7404469
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Wed. 12 December 2018, 16:00 - 18:00
Ausstellungsbesuch - "Vom Brief zum digitalen Netz. Aus dem Siegerland in die Welt" & Das bist du! Frühe Kindheit digital"
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Ausstellungsbesuch – “Vom Brief zum digitalen Netz. Aus dem Siegerland in die Welt” & Das bist du! Frühe Kindheit digital”
12 December 2018, 16:00 - 18:00

Der Ausstellungsbesuch ersetzt einen regulären Termin des Forschungsforums.

Treffpunkt: 15:45 Uhr vor dem Herrengarten oder direkt am Museum.

Die erste Führung beginnt um 16:15 Uhr.

Venue

Siegerlandmuseum im Oberen Schloss
Sonderausstellungstrakt
Oberes Schloss 2 / Burgstraße
57072 Siegen
Thu. 13 December 2018 - Fri. 14 December 2018
Workshop - "Skill and Scale in Transnational Mediumship"
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Workshop – “Skill and Scale in Transnational Mediumship”
Thursday, 13. - 14 December 2018 Organized by B04 in Collaboration with a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, Global South Studies Center Cologne, and the Association for Anthropology and Medicine (AGEM)

Over the last decades, scholars have discussed the “Return of the Religious” as to deeply question the narratives of modernity and its disenchantment worldwide (de Vries and Weber 2001). Scholars engaged in an intense debate about the quality and substance of religion, and its mediation in new technical media, and discussed its various forms of transnationalization and diversification in the context of globalization processes (cf. Csordas, 2009; Behrend and Zillinger 2015).

“Skill and Scale in Transnational Mediumship II” sets out to discuss new communities of practice and enskilment that evolve around techniques of mediumship in an interconnected world. The increased mobility of people and organizations, things, signs and symbols that take part in or reformulate trance practices and spiritual experiences has significantly widened the scope and outreach of adepts of trance, spirit possession and spiritual body arts. The various body techniques, symbols and artifacts play a major role in the re-organization of spirituality on site and contribute to the emergence of transnational spirited publics across time and space. This workshop, and the volume we intend to produce, therefore explores how the “local” and the “global” of religious and spiritual practice is co-produced. We invite all participants to zoom in on how these practices are taught and learned, transformed and re-invented in different settings and to reflect upon „apprenticeship“ as a process of enskilment (Ingold). While enskilment continuous to takes place in context of co-participation, it is increasingly transformed through technologization, standardization and interaction at a distance: co-participation does not necessarily entail co-presence. “Skill” denotes the “know how” of mediumship, the ability to discern, invoke and elaborate mediumistic experiences, while “scale” reminds us of both, (1) the scale, in which mediumistic practices take place and invoke transcendental powers, the Maßstab in German – in which signs, things, and person are drawn together in a ritual setting and, (2) the scale, by which the practitioners reach out to new audiences, clients and cooperation partners - or refuse to do so by delimiting their practices to a certain group of practitioners and their intimate publics. Both aspects are a matter of controversies among academics and practitioners alike and we are looking forward to discuss this along the ethnographic case-studies.

Venue

Universität zu Köln
a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne
3. OG | Raum 3. A06
Aachener Str. 217
50931 Köln

Links

Poster

Contact

Universität Siegen
Ehler Voss
ehler.voss@uni-siegen.de
Universität zu Köln
Martin Zillinger
zillingm@uni-koeln.de
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Tue. 18 December 2018, 21:00
Talk & Tanz - "Celebrating Cooperation: Connecting Media Research in Siegen"
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Talk & Tanz – “Celebrating Cooperation: Connecting Media Research in Siegen”
18 December 2018, 21:00
Dear colleagues,  

the SFB "Media of Cooperation", the Graduate School "Locating Media" and the Seminar of Media Studies at the University of Siegen would like to cordially invite you to a year-end event on Tuesday, December 18 that aims at connecting the various strands of media research in Siegen. The Motto is "Celebrating Cooperation. Connecting Media Research in Siegen".

Drinks are available for sale at the bar, Lorenz Gilli and Cornelius Schubert have kindly agreed to provide some music entertainment. A more detailed program will follow shortly before the event. Please mark the date in your calendars, we are looking forward to seeing all of you in Siegen on December 18!

Venue

Musikclub Meyer
Hindenburgstraße 7a
57072 Siegen
Lageplan

Links

Poster
Tue. 18 December 2018, 14.15-15.45
Research Tech Lab - Session 5: “Data visualization”
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Research Tech Lab – Session 5: “Data visualization”
18 December 2018, 14.15-15.45

Research Tech lab WISE 2018 

“Towards a tools and methods catalogue for SFB and Locating Media”

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore and discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

In the winter semester 2018, the Research Tech Lab will work in close connection with Locating Media graduate school. Each session will aim at building a catalogue for tools and methods used in the SFB and Locating Media context. The catalogue will be built using the SFB social platform http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ and it aims to be used in the future as an “active inventory”, a place in which issues with tools and methods can be discussed and beyond, an organizational memory fruitful for future students and academics.

Session 5 “Data visualization”

  • description (todo)
  • participants should bring key tools strategies, ideas, what they use, what worked for them, what didn't!
  • bring your laptop to be connected at the projector in order to show your tools and methods!

Fixed time: Tuesday 14.15 - 15.45

Fixed Room: AH- A 210/211

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 210/211
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Syllabus
Tue. 18 December 2018, 18:00-20:00
Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Eva Maria Nyckel & André Sekulla (Siegen): "Data Practices in Infrastructual Media: Salesforce and Blockchain"
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Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Eva Maria Nyckel & André Sekulla (Siegen): “Data Practices in Infrastructual Media: Salesforce and Blockchain”
18 December 2018, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 19 December 2018, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - Online-Session with Female Scholars in Turkey - Moderation by PhD. Asli Telli Aydemir: „Call for Venus: From Academic Solos to Symphonies in Solidarity“
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Ladies Lunch – Online-Session with Female Scholars in Turkey – Moderation by PhD. Asli Telli Aydemir: „Call for Venus: From Academic Solos to Symphonies in Solidarity“
19 December 2018, 13:00-15:00

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat
Thu. 20 December 2018, 12:00-14:00
Vortrag - Stefan Weidner (Köln): "Aufklärung und Kosmopolitismus: Okzident"
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Vortrag – Stefan Weidner (Köln): “Aufklärung und Kosmopolitismus: Okzident”
20 December 2018, 12:00-14:00

Vortrag und Diskussion mit Stefan Weidner (Köln) - "Aufklärung und Kosmopolitismus: Okzident"

Seit jeher befinden sich Aufklärung und Kosmopolitismus in einem produktiven Spannungsverhältnis. Angesichts der politischen und weltanschaulichen Auseinandersetzungen der Gegenwart brechen diese Spannungen wieder auf, wie sich an Fragen der Grenzpolitik und der Zuwanderung aus der islamischen Welt zeigt. Dabei berufen sich zwar die meisten politischen Lager auf die Aufklärung, aber nur wenige auf den Kosmopolitismus. Im ersten seiner beiden Vorträge unternimmt es Stefan Weidner, einige grundlegende Texte zu diesem Thema einer neuen Betrachtung zu unterziehen und das Verhältnis von Kosmopolitismus und Aufklärung vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Fragestellungen zeitgemäß zu bestimmen.

Stefan Weidner studierte Islamwissenschaften, Germanistik und Philosophie in Göttingen, Damaskus, Berkeley und Bonn und lebt heute als Autor, Literaturkritiker und Übersetzer (v.a. aus dem Arabischen) in Köln. Von 2001 – 2016 war er Chefredakteur der auf Arabisch, Englisch und Farsi herausgegebenen Kulturzeitschrift Fikrun wa Fann/Art&Thought. Als Autor schreibt Stefan Weidner in den Genres Essay, Reiseerzählung, Kulturkritik und Islamwissenschaft. Er ist Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, Mitglied der deutschen Sektion des Pen-Clubs und Gründungsmitglied der Akademie der Künste der Welt zu Köln.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Tue. 08 January 2019, 14.15-15.45
Research Tech Lab - Session 6: “Work-around strategies: What if there is no tool/method available?”
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Research Tech Lab – Session 6: “Work-around strategies: What if there is no tool/method available?”
08 January 2019, 14.15-15.45

Research Tech lab WISE 2018 

“Towards a tools and methods catalogue for SFB and Locating Media”

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore and discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

In the winter semester 2018, the Research Tech Lab will work in close connection with Locating Media graduate school. Each session will aim at building a catalogue for tools and methods used in the SFB and Locating Media context. The catalogue will be built using the SFB social platform http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ and it aims to be used in the future as an “active inventory”, a place in which issues with tools and methods can be discussed and beyond, an organizational memory fruitful for future students and academics.

Session 6 “Work-around strategies: What if there is no tool/method available?”

How to flexible and innovative in certain areas where methods and tools are not available.

  • participants should bring key tools strategies, ideas, what they use, what worked for them, what didn't!
  • bring your laptop to be connected at the projector in order to show your tools and your strategies!

Fixed time: Tuesday 14.15 - 15.45 

Fixed Room: AH- A 210/211

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 210/211
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Syllabus
Tue. 08 January 2019, 18:00-20:00
Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Annet Dekker (Amsterdam): "Archiving (in) Processes"
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Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Annet Dekker (Amsterdam): “Archiving (in) Processes”
08 January 2019, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 10 January 2019, 12:00-14:00
Vortrag - Stefan Weidner (Köln): "Aufklärung und Kosmopolitismus: Orient"
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Vortrag – Stefan Weidner (Köln): “Aufklärung und Kosmopolitismus: Orient”
10 January 2019, 12:00-14:00

Vortrag und Diskussion mit Stefan Weidner (Köln) - "Aufklärung und Kosmopolitismus: Orient"

Der zweite Vortrag von Stefan Weidner beginnt mit einem Ausflug nach Marrakesch. Die Frage nach Kosmopolitismus und Aufklärung im Islam oder „Orient“ erschließt sich aus der konkreten Anschauung. In den Assoziationen, die sich dabei einstellen, gibt sich die Kulturgeschichte eines kosmopolitischen Islams zu erkennen. Die Konfrontation mit der Moderne entpuppt sich als Bruch mit der älteren muslimischen Geschichte und den darin liegenden Ansätzen zu einer Aufklärung in vormoderner Gestalt. Die vielbeschworene Dialektik der Aufklärung ist in die islamische Welt importiert worden und bewirkt, dass Islamkritiker und islamische Fundamentalisten einander spiegeln, indem sie einem essentialistischen Bild des Islams aufsitzen.

Stefan Weidner studierte Islamwissenschaften, Germanistik und Philosophie in Göttingen, Damaskus, Berkeley und Bonn und lebt heute als Autor, Literaturkritiker und Übersetzer (v.a. aus dem Arabischen) in Köln. Von 2001 – 2016 war er Chefredakteur der auf Arabisch, Englisch und Farsi herausgegebenen Kulturzeitschrift Fikrun wa Fann/Art&Thought. Als Autor schreibt Stefan Weidner in den Genres Essay, Reiseerzählung, Kulturkritik und Islamwissenschaft. Er ist Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, Mitglied der deutschen Sektion des Pen-Clubs und Gründungsmitglied der Akademie der Künste der Welt zu Köln.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Tue. 15 January 2019, 18:00-20:00
Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Shintaro Miyazaki (Basel): "Below the Data is the Signal – A (Marxist) Rhythmanalysis of Data in Motion"
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Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Shintaro Miyazaki (Basel): “Below the Data is the Signal – A (Marxist) Rhythmanalysis of Data in Motion”
15 January 2019, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 16 January 2019, 18
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Abendvortrag - JoAnne Yates (MIT): "Global Voluntary Standard Setting since 1880: Principles and Process"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Abendvortrag – JoAnne Yates (MIT): “Global Voluntary Standard Setting since 1880: Principles and Process”
16 January 2019, 18

Private, voluntary standards shape almost everything we use, and have been critical to every major change in the world economy for more than a century, including the rise of global manufacturing and the ubiquity of the Internet. A social movement of engineers created this increasingly complex, worldwide system through three waves of institutional innovation beginning in the 1880s. The engineers initially aimed to prove their status as professionals by doing something that governments rarely wanted to do and markets typically failed to do — create useful standards. They created principles of balanced participation by multiple stakeholders and developed a process to reach consensus on standards that would be widely adopted by manufacturers and would satisfy the manufacturer’s corporate customers. By the 1920s, the standardizers thought of themselves as critical to national prosperity and world peace. After World War II, a second, increasingly international wave of the standardization movement transcended wartime enmities and Cold War divisions to create standards that made the global economy possible. Since 1990, a new generation of standardizers has launched a third wave, focusing on standardizing the Internet and Web and applying the same standard setting process to private regulation of the environmental and social downsides of globalization.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 17 January 2019, 10 - 12
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Workshop - JoAnne Yates (MIT): "Global Voluntary Standard Setting since 1880: Principles and Process"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Workshop – JoAnne Yates (MIT): “Global Voluntary Standard Setting since 1880: Principles and Process”
17 January 2019, 10 - 12

Private, voluntary standards shape almost everything we use, and have been critical to every major change in the world economy for more than a century, including the rise of global manufacturing and the ubiquity of the Internet. A social movement of engineers created this increasingly complex, worldwide system through three waves of institutional innovation beginning in the 1880s. The engineers initially aimed to prove their status as professionals by doing something that governments rarely wanted to do and markets typically failed to do — create useful standards. They created principles of balanced participation by multiple stakeholders and developed a process to reach consensus on standards that would be widely adopted by manufacturers and would satisfy the manufacturer’s corporate customers. By the 1920s, the standardizers thought of themselves as critical to national prosperity and world peace. After World War II, a second, increasingly international wave of the standardization movement transcended wartime enmities and Cold War divisions to create standards that made the global economy possible. Since 1990, a new generation of standardizers has launched a third wave, focusing on standardizing the Internet and Web and applying the same standard setting process to private regulation of the environmental and social downsides of globalization.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 210/11
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Tue. 22 January 2019, 14.15-15.45
Research Tech Lab - Session 7: “Help Desk”
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Research Tech Lab – Session 7: “Help Desk”
22 January 2019, 14.15-15.45

Research Tech lab WISE 2018

“Towards a tools and methods catalogue for SFB and Locating Media”

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore and discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

In the winter semester 2018, the Research Tech Lab will work in close connection with Locating Media graduate school. Each session will aim at building a catalogue for tools and methods used in the SFB and Locating Media context. The catalogue will be built using the SFB social platform http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ and it aims to be used in the future as an “active inventory”, a place in which issues with tools and methods can be discussed and beyond, an organizational memory fruitful for future students and academics.

Session 7 “Help Desk”

  • Final open problems session! Participants are invited to bring current research challenges that can then be collectively addressed by pooling knowledge on methods/tools
  • bring your laptop to be connected at the projector in order to show your tools, methods and problems!

Fixed time: Tuesday 14.15 - 15.45

Fixed Room: AH- A 210/211

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 210/211
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Syllabus
Tue. 22 January 2019, 18:00-20:00
Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Cristina Alaimo (Surrey): "Infrastructures of Automation: Data Objects, Metrics and Practices in the Programmatic Advertising Ecosystem"
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Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Cristina Alaimo (Surrey): “Infrastructures of Automation: Data Objects, Metrics and Practices in the Programmatic Advertising Ecosystem”
22 January 2019, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
Permalink
Thu. 24 January 2019 - Fri. 25 January 2019
Workshop – A01: “Standards Revisited”
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Workshop – A01: “Standards Revisited”
Thursday, 24. - 25 January 2019 Organized von Sebastian Gießmann & Nadine Taha

Standards are not easy to come by. As infrastructural media they coordinate the social to an ever-growing extent, thus creating conditions of cooperation. Standards do so not just by their sociotechnical power, but also by public uptake and controversies that put their accountability into question. They can also be understood as engineering and bureaucratic media that form a basis and condition for cooperation.

Historically, practices of standardization can be traced back to antiquity, especially in the history of coins, writing, and measurements. But pre-modern standards were bound to flounder and dissipate. Early modern knowledge cultures – partly – realized standardization via hand-made scientific instruments that extended metrological chains. While pre-industrial attempts to standardize the aggregation of information in administrative forms have been limited in scale and scope, 19th century industrialization interconnected with nationalized politics extended the territories of standardization. Media infrastructures such as the postal service and telegraphy became transnational through their administration in international organizations and a legal foundation via international treaties. Scale and scope of – inherently political and normative – standards and metrologies were at the same time constitutive for colonial prospection and rule.

Computing has given rise to its own regimes and obsessions of non-governmental standardizing. While early digital computers were unique, the trajectories of standardization were then tied to governmental contract research, commercialization and its coordinative and delegative practices. Serial production and the diffusion of architectural norms became a matter of economic competition in the era of mainframe computing in organizations. In multiple ways both the networking of heterogeneous computers and the success of the IBM-compatible PC did create a pathway to “open standards” that made computers publicly accessible. In the transpacific and global arena of hardware and software production, hyper-standardization has been an issue ever since. This also involves the questions of formats that mediate bureaucratic processes, textual representation, visual and auditory perception, and digital audiovisuality. Formats thus have become standards that mediate digital practices in their own right, just like network protocols and Internet standards. In many ways, the ecology of the World Wide Web is an ecology due to its standardizing bodies, communities of practice, and institutions like the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Our aim is to understand how standards generalize and universalize media technologies, and to ask: How do metrology, industrialization, and imperialism/colonialism intersect with standards? What is the relation between standards, digital media, and coordination? How to explain the longue durée, ecology, and the enduring power of standards to configure cooperation? What is the relation between standards, delegative power, scale, and scope of media?

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Tue. 29 January 2019, 18:00-20:00
Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Louise Amoore (Durham): "Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Others"
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Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Louise Amoore (Durham): “Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Others”
29 January 2019, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
Permalink
Wed. 30 January 2019, 18
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Abendvortrag - Christian Meyer (Konstanz): "Epistemische Schwellen und Wissensasymmetrien in der Entscheidungskommunikation vor Drohnenangriffen"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Abendvortrag – Christian Meyer (Konstanz): “Epistemische Schwellen und Wissensasymmetrien in der Entscheidungskommunikation vor Drohnenangriffen”
30 January 2019, 18

Wenn Bodentruppen bei Gefahr Drohnen zur Luftunterstützung anfordern, stehen deren Piloten vor der Herausforderung, die Völkerrechtskonformität des eigenen Angriffs sicherzustellen. Dazu müssen sowohl feindliche Kämpfer („military aged males“) als auch Waffen und feindliche Aktivitäten identifiziert werden. An der hierzu erfolgenden epistemischen Kommunikation sind mehrere Stellen beteiligt, die über den ganzen Globus verteilt sind, verschiedene Wissensstände aufweisen und unterschiedlichen Zugang zu Medien besitzen, die Informationen – etwa durch Kameraaufnahmen aus der Luft – verfügbar machen. Im Vortrag werde ich demonstrieren, wie die erforderlichen Wissensobjekte auf der Basis der medialen Information in verteilter Kognition identifiziert und ratifiziert werden und welche Rolle die sequenzielle Interaktionsdynamik bei der Entscheidung für oder gegen einen Luftschlag spielt. If ground forces request drones for air support in the event of hazard, their pilots face the challenge of securing the conformity of their own attack with public international law. For that to happen, enemy combatants (“military aged males”), weapons and hostile activity have to be identified. Multiple authorities take part in this epistemic communication. They are disseminated over the whole globe and have different states of knowledge and different access to media which again provide different information – e.g. through aerial camera shots. In this lecture I will demonstrate how the necessary knowledge objects get identified and ratified by distributed cognition based on medial information, and which role the sequential organizational dynamics play in deciding for or against an air strike.

 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 30 January 2019, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schabacher (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz): “Career as Meshwork. Non-strategic Aspects of Proceeding in Academia”
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Ladies Lunch – Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schabacher (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz): “Career as Meshwork. Non-strategic Aspects of Proceeding in Academia”
30 January 2019, 13:00-15:00

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat
Fri. 01 February 2019, 10 - 12
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Workshop - Christian Meyer (Konstanz): "Epistemische Schwellen und Wissensasymmetrien in der Entscheidungskommunikation vor Drohnenangriffen"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Workshop – Christian Meyer (Konstanz): “Epistemische Schwellen und Wissensasymmetrien in der Entscheidungskommunikation vor Drohnenangriffen”
01 February 2019, 10 - 12

Wenn Bodentruppen bei Gefahr Drohnen zur Luftunterstützung anfordern, stehen deren Piloten vor der Herausforderung, die Völkerrechtskonformität des eigenen Angriffs sicherzustellen. Dazu müssen sowohl feindliche Kämpfer („military aged males“) als auch Waffen und feindliche Aktivitäten identifiziert werden. An der hierzu erfolgenden epistemischen Kommunikation sind mehrere Stellen beteiligt, die über den ganzen Globus verteilt sind, verschiedene Wissensstände aufweisen und unterschiedlichen Zugang zu Medien besitzen, die Informationen – etwa durch Kameraaufnahmen aus der Luft – verfügbar machen. Im Vortrag werde ich demonstrieren, wie die erforderlichen Wissensobjekte auf der Basis der medialen Information in verteilter Kognition identifiziert und ratifiziert werden und welche Rolle die sequenzielle Interaktionsdynamik bei der Entscheidung für oder gegen einen Luftschlag spielt. If ground forces request drones for air support in the event of hazard, their pilots face the challenge of securing the conformity of their own attack with public international law. For that to happen, enemy combatants (“military aged males”), weapons and hostile activity have to be identified. Multiple authorities take part in this epistemic communication. They are disseminated over the whole globe and have different states of knowledge and different access to media which again provide different information – e.g. through aerial camera shots. In this lecture I will demonstrate how the necessary knowledge objects get identified and ratified by distributed cognition based on medial information, and which role the sequential organizational dynamics play in deciding for or against an air strike.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 210/11
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 07 March 2019 - Fri. 08 March 2019
Money Lab #6 - "Infrastructures of money"
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Money Lab #6 – “Infrastructures of money”
Thursday, 07. - 08 March 2019 Organized by Carolin Gerlitz, Sebastian Gießmann, Inte Gloerich, Geert Lovink and Ronja Trischler.

Call for contributions

The spectacle of the cryptocurrency is over and has given way to the banality of the blockchain. Anxious to fall behind and worried about “disruption” and “not being digital enough” banks, lawyers, start-ups, governments, NGOs, are all too eager to adopt blockchain technologies. What is valued and what kind of views on finance and money are we dealing with here?

As long as blockchain is applied to capitalism’s central institutions, such as contracts, property and copyright, money, and the banking and insurance industry, it will not “disrupt” anything only continue to co-manage the shit pile. While the gradual development towards a coinless and paperless capitalism marketized as green and sustainable is in full swing, artists, activists and journalists see an infrastructure ripe for critical intervention and appropriation.

Moving beyond finance, some affordances of blockchain applications allow for novel forms of exchange and data practices. Do we see the beginnings of new models for exchange and valuation that might replace the crumbling ad-based model of monetization? At MoneyLab #6 we want to explore the new relations between money, valuation and (digital) infrastructures. “Infrastructures of Money” addresses money both as practice and as the social infrastructure and condition for cooperation. Money is not just a number written in dollars and cents, but a medium of relation and a token of trust. Situated in Siegen University’s broader Media Studies department, the Collaborative Research Center “Media of Cooperation” invites you to inquire into the socio-materialities of monetary and valuation practices. In the tradition of MoneyLab, we encourage contributors to critique social media, to explore practices of digital infrastructures, and to investigate valorisations of social life. We aim to address the tensions between global corporate infrastructures and local practices and enactments. What if we were capable of reinventing money as a medium of cooperation?

We invite artistic, creative and activist contributions on “Infrastructures of Money”. Please send your contributions to moneylab@uni-siegen.de by 31 December 2018.

 

Themes

For MoneyLab #6 in Siegen, we welcome contributions on the following 6 themes:

  1. Anthropology of Money 

Sociality, like everything else, can be monetised. Are we in need of a new general monetary theory? Money is as much a question of practice as it is of social infrastructure. Things are bought and sold. Money changes hands. The anthropology of money has a long tradition of exploring these localised practices of exchange through ethnographic inquiries into the relations between money, gift and credit. The quantified data units of platforms and their new digital tokens of value introduce new standards of exchange and challenge anthropologists to account for situated practices and global infrastructures at the same time. How do these changing infrastructures alter monetary practices and our account of value?

  1. Finance, Automation and Surveillance 

Financial surveillance is still on its way up. Though practices of surveillance date back to the 19th century, there is a new intensity and ubiquity to them today. Think of transnational transparency regimes (Basel III), think of new EU regulations concerning identification in payments technologies, think of credit card transaction leaks that are quickly de-anonymised by researchers. These developments foreground the fact that technologies of accounting, scoring, and subjectivation are at the core of digital and mobile network media now. How can we think about the new distributedness and temporalisation of monetary practices? And how does machine learning transform monetary valuation, algo-trading, fintech platforms, their APIs, and financial decision-making? As regimes that automatically intervene in real-time transactions, such technologies establish, perpetuate, and remediate “orders of worth”. Of course, this desire for automation has been part of every computerisation movement. But we also recognise that money often serves as a medium of heteromation and dis-automation. Financial surveillance is frequently accompanied by infrastructural frictions and calls for accountability. We want to hear about practices that explore the seams and ruptures, the moments of breakdown and manual intervention.

  1. Aesthetics of Financial Flows

There is a rich tradition of visualising financial flows going all the way back to the 1920s. In the wake of the 2008 financial crash, understanding the often opaque operations of finance suddenly became more urgent. Visualisation practices have since been taken up by a broad array of artists and activists. By following internet cables, dissecting financial architecture, and mapping the timelines of flash crashes, these maps have given us renewed insights into a notoriously complex and incredibly high speed sector. But what do we do after the mapping is over? Are there routes from the visual to the political? How can knowledge of these systems lead to new regulation, local action and increased agency?

  1. Blockchains Beyond Fintech

Beyond the cryptocurrency hype of the last decade, the underlying principles and technologies known as the blockchain have now become widely dispersed. From health to academic research, energy to governance, copyright law to fine art, actors and organisations in various social fields are exploring the blockchain. Unleashed from its niche origins in cryptography and electronic currency, the blockchain’s data decentralisation is now held up as the solution for every problem. Sustainable energy? Blockchain! Higher quality research? Blockchain! Fairer globalisation? Blockchain! Blockchain! Blockchain!

Today the blockchain is everywhere. But just as important as its ubiquity is its perceived maturity. No longer the risky venture of the startup or the experimental tinkering of cypherpunks, blockchains are quickly becoming part of commercial platforms with significant investment that implement the concept at  scale. Alongside these corporate implementations, the blockchain has also found its way into civil society, grassroots initiatives, NGOs, and art institutions. Yet the ‘blockchain’ is ambiguous and open-ended. Whether impressive, peculiar, or even corrupt, each implementation asserts its own version of what a decentralised data practice means and what it should be used for. In this varied landscape, the tensions that make up its ‘trustless’ transactions—secure and transparent yet anonymous—become blurry or sometimes even mutually exclusive. In practice, excluding trust might require consent, or registration might trump anonymity. As new flavours and understandings of the blockchain proliferate, how can the blockchain be used “for the good”? And what are the real sociotechnical problems we need to address?

  1. European Populism and the Geopolitics of Finance 

Like many places in the world, Europe is witnessing the establishment of a new political landscape where populism plays a major role. How does finance feature within this? How would the 5 Star Movement in Italy establish national sovereignty over the financial sector? How does the ECB and Brussels respond to all of this? And what is the state of Eastern European nationalism in this post-Brexit age? From its libertarian origins to our contemporary moment of alt-right nationalism, cryptocurrencies have always been as much a political vehicle as a strict medium of financial exchange.

  1. Monetising the Social – Socialising Money

The monetisation of the social is proliferating far beyond the crude ad-based models on early social media platforms. From influencer marketing on Instagram to third party app economies built on platforms and the constant re-valorisation of social media data in rankings, ratings and analytics, we ask how emergent digital infrastructures monetise the social today. At the same time, we seem to be witnessing an emerging socialisation of money, from financial literacy communities to DIY investment schemes and financial products that cut out the middleman of the bank. How will our social lives be the foundation of new economic models and how is the socialisation of money informing the financial sector?

 

About MoneyLab

The MoneyLab network was founded by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam. MoneyLab considers, critiques and intervenes within our new digital economy. It is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratisation in contexts such as crowdfunding, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, cashless society, and Universal Basic Income. We question persistent beliefs, from Calvinist austerity, growth, and up-scaling, to trustless automated decision-making and freedom on the dark web, from (anarcho-)capitalist dreams of the days of yore to the special sauce of neoliberal entrepreneurialism and its right-wing libertarian counterparts.

The black box of finance has been etched into the imagination of the public and there has rarely been a more generous context to manifest working alternatives for the 99%. Cooperative platforms, decentralised technologies and direct democracy movements indicate profound attempts to rebalance the distribution of wealth and power. As resistance towards poverty, precarity, tax havens, algorithmic speculation, and financial crimes grows, the challenge ahead is to find ways to improve and sustain such financial experiments and to intervene in current debates both inside and outside of our established political systems.

Before arriving in Siegen, MoneyLab has included 5 international conferences and 2 globally distributed readers:

MoneyLab #1 – Coining Alternatives: Amsterdam, 2014

MoneyLab #2 – Economies of Dissent: Amsterdam, 2015 MoneyLab Reader: An Intervention in Digital Economy, 2015 MoneyLab #3 – Failing Better: Amsterdam, 2016 MoneyLab Reader #2: Overcoming the Hype, 2018 MoneyLab #4 – Art, Culture, and Financial Activism: London, 2018 MoneyLab #5 – Matters of Currency: Buffalo, NY, 2018    

Practical Information

Date

MoneyLab #6 will take place from 7-8 March 2019.

 

Venue

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (Unteres Schloss 1, 57072 Siegen)

The conference takes place in the building marked with a red „M“ on the map. It’s right next to Campus Unteres Schloss (US). Find directions here.

Please mind that the building is up a little hill. It takes approximately two minutes to climb. There is an elevator for public use hidden in an underground parking garage: "CONTIPARK Tiefgarage Unteres Schloss" at Obergraben, just south of the museum.

 

Getting to Siegen

For general information about getting to Siegen, find directions here.

By air. The airports closest to Siegen are Cologne/Bonn (CGN)Düsseldorf (DUS), and Frankfurt (FRA) as a major hub. They all have good train connections to Siegen (ca. 2 hours). Train schedules can be found at www.bahn.com.

 

Getting around

Public transport in Siegen is organized by bus. Cabs can be booked, e.g., by calling Funk Taxi GmbH at +49 (0)271 33 50 11. Most destinations within the city centre, however, are also easily accessible by foot.

For going out, check the Siegen Guide and ask a local for recommendations.

 

Registration

Attendance of the conference is free of charge.

Please register at moneylab@uni-siegen.de

 

Further information

For questions about the event, please email: moneylab@uni-siegen.de.

We can issue letters of invitation to help you apply for travel grants.

URL: https://www.networkcultures.org/moneylab/events/moneylab-6

Twitter handle: #inframoney

For more information about the event, please visit: 

http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/events/moneylab-6/.

 

Contact

Sebastian Gießmann: giessmann@medienwissenschaft.uni-siegen.de

Ronja Trischler: ronja.trischler@uni-siegen.de

Carolin Gerlitz: carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de

 

Venue

Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Unteres Schloss 1
57072 Siegen
Wed. 26 June 2019 - Fri. 28 June 2019
Conference - "Preparing for Physicians. The ambivalences of empowerment"
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Conference – “Preparing for Physicians. The ambivalences of empowerment”
Wednesday, 26. - 28 June 2019 Organized by A06 in cooperation with AGEM Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnologie & Medizin (Association for Anthropology & Medicine)
Conference theme and call for papers are coming soon. If you have any questions, please contact the organizers.

Venue

Universität Siegen
AH-B002
Herrengarten 2
57072 Siegen
Thu. 24 October 2019 - Sat. 26 October 2019
Jahrestagung 2019 - SFB 1187
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Jahrestagung 2019 – SFB 1187
Thursday, 24. - 26 October 2019

Venue

Haus der Siegerländer Wirtschaft
Spandauer Str. 25
57072 Siegen

Past Events

Tue. 11 December 2018, 18:00-20:00
Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Clancy Wilmott (Manchester): "Para-site: tables, topologies and treachery in everyday data practices"
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Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Clancy Wilmott (Manchester): “Para-site: tables, topologies and treachery in everyday data practices”
11 December 2018, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Clancy Wilmott (Manchester) on "Para-site: tables, topologies and treachery in everyday data practices"  

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Fri. 07 December 2018, 09:30 - 17:00
Symposium - Kreative Referenzkultur und Urheberrecht im globalen Wandel
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Symposium – Kreative Referenzkultur und Urheberrecht im globalen Wandel
07 December 2018, 09:30 - 17:00 Organized Prof. Dr. Nadine Klass, LL.M. (B07)

Referenzielle Medienpraktiken, wie die Benutzung, Rekontextualisierung und Interpretation vorbestehender Werke im Rahmen von Fanfiction, Sampling, Remix oder Appropriation Art stellen neue Formen kreativen Werkschaffens dar, die zunehmend in den juristischen Fokus rücken, althergebrachte Grundsätze des Urheberrechts ins Wanken bringen und einen weitreichenden  Interessenkonflikt zwischen den Originalurhebern und nachschaffenden Künstlern zu Tage fördern.

Zwar entsteht Neues selten aus dem Nichts. Techniken der Bezugnahme oder der Adaption sind vielmehr seit jeher Grundlage des Kulturverständnisses. Doch es scheint, als ob die Intensität der Bezugnahme sowohl in qualitativer als auch in quantitativer Hinsicht eine Steigerung erfahren hat und eine rechtssichere Beurteilung kaum mehr möglich ist.

Auch das vielbeachtete Sampling-Verfahren „Metall auf Metall“, das die deutschen Gerichte nunmehr seit fast 20 Jahren beschäftigt und mit dem sich – nach einer Vorlage des BGH – aktuell auch der EuGH befassen muss, zeigt, wie schwer es ist, die Grenze zwischen freier Benutzung und unfreier Bearbeitung zu ziehen. Hinzu kommt, dass sich digitale Praktiken der medialen Bezugnahme primär im Internet abspielen, sodass selten nur eine Rechtsordnung betroffen ist.

Vor diesem Hintergrund wollen wir im Rahmen eines eintägigen Symposiums klären, wie die einzelnen Rechtsordnungen in Europa aktuell mit dem Phänomen des derivativen, usergenerierten Werkschaffens umgehen. Zugleich wollen wir aber auch die grundsätzliche Frage stellen, ob es überhaupt ein „Recht auf Referenz“ geben sollte und wie eine mögliche Reform des Urheberrechts praktisch aussehen könnte.

Weitere Informationen und Programmablauf finden Sie auf dem Flyer.

Venue

Universität Mannheim
Schloss Ostflügel
Fuchs-Petrolub-Saal
Schloss Westflügel
68131 Mannheim
Lageplan

Links

Flyer

Contact

Prof. Dr. Nadine Klass, LL.M. (Wellington)
klass@recht.wiwi.uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 06 December 2018 - Fri. 07 December 2018
Tagung - "Semantiken und Praktiken der Freundschaft im 18.Jahrhundert"
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Tagung – “Semantiken und Praktiken der Freundschaft im 18.Jahrhundert”
Thursday, 06. - 07 December 2018 Organized von Georg Stanitzek, Nadja Reinhard

Die Tagung findet im Artur-Woll-Haus in Siegen in Raum AE-A 101-103 statt.

 

Dass das achtzehnte als das "Jahrhundert der Freundschaft" firmiert, gehört zum common sense literatur-, begriffs- und sozialgeschichtlicher Forschung. Die Freundschaftskonzeptionen seit der frühen Aufklärung und den Moralischen Wochenschriften rechtfertigen dies ebenso wie insbesondere die Empfindsamkeit mit ihrem Freundschaftslob und ihren Freundschaftskreisen und zugehörigen Ritualen, schließlich die folgenden heroisch modellierten Dichterfreundschaften. Als Charakteristikum und wesentliches Moment der Attraktivität der Freundschaftssemantik gilt der ihr seit ihren Anfängen inhärente Gleichheitsbezug. Ständische Ungleichheitsstrukturen überschreitend, fungiert die symmetrisch gedachte Beziehung unter Freunden als Ideal und soll Individualisierungschancen bieten. Aber kann man nicht "leichter eine weiße Amsel als einen treuen und vollkommenen Freund finden" (Pierre Portes)? Vor allem die fortgesetzte Bedeutung ständischer Privilegien und supplementärer Patronageverhältnisse in der gelehrten/literarischen Welt des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts lässt vermuten, dass die historische Semantik der Freundschaft ihnen nicht unbedingt entgegenzusetzen ist. Seit ihren aristotelischen Anfängen hat diese vielmehr auf asymmetrische Sozialbeziehungen reflektiert; und sie wird darin von der pragmatischen Literatur seit der frühen Moderne beerbt. Ein von Denis Diderot und Claude Yvon im Artikel "Amitié" der Encyclopédie angeführtes altes Sprichwort lautet: "amicitia aut pares invenit, aut facit". Unter der Voraussetzung von Ungleichheit scheint das Vorzeichen der Freundschaft Prozesse des Aushandelns, der zumindest situativen respektive passageren Verfertigung von Gleichheit anzuleiten.

Die geplante Tagung soll nach der Bedeutung der Freundschaftssemantik für literarische Praktiken der Kooperation fragen:

  • Was sind die sattelzeitlichen gesellschaftlichen und diskursiven Rahmenbedingungen von Freundschaft?
  • Welche Formen von akademischer und literarischer Kooperation nehmen das Vorzeichen von Freundschaft in Anspruch?
  • Gibt es eine besondere Klugheit der Freundschaft – eine Klugheit, Freundschaft anzubahnen, zu schließen, zu pflegen, zu beendigen? In welchen Genres wird sie artikuliert, gelehrt, gelernt? Wie wird sie angewendet?
  • Wie strapazierfähig ist Freundschaft im Dissens – und wie wird die Umschlägigkeit von Freundschaft in Feindschaft bedacht?
  • Wann und von wem werden freundschaftliche Beziehungen als Patron-Klient-Verhältnisse begriffen?
  • Welche Rolle spielt Freundschaft bei Publikationen – und wird sie öffentlich kommuniziert? Welche rhetorischen Codes werden dabei in Anspruch genommen?
  • Welche Dis-/Kontinuitäten sind an der Freundschaftssemantik von der alteuropäischen Tradition bis hin zur Moderne zu beobachten?

Fragen dieses Typs sollen quellennah diskutiert werden. Themenvorschläge sind willkommen.

Wir laden interessierte Forscherinnen und Forscher zur Teilnahme ein. Bitte senden Sie Abstracts eines dreißigminütigen Vortrags mit einer kurzen biografischen Notiz und/oder Rückfragen bis zum 8. Juli 2018 per Mail an folgende Adresse: monika.traut@uni-siegen.de.

Programm

Donnerstag, 06. Dezember:

10.00: Nadja Reinhard (Siegen): Begrüßung

10.15: Georg Stanitzek (Siegen): Einleitung: Zur Semantik der Freundschaft im 18. Jahrhundert – Begriffe und Praktiken

11.00: Julian Scherer (Siegen): Feindschaft in Klugheitslehren der Frühaufklärung

11.45: Kaffeepause

12.15: Stephanie Blum (Saarbrücken): „Freund, wo du redlich liebst: So lobe mich nicht mehr!“ – Freundschaftssemantiken in poetologischer Lyrik der Frühaufklärung

13.00: Mittagspause

14.15: Helmut Zedelmaier (München): Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim – Freundschaftliche Briefe

15.00: Andree Michaelis-König (Frankfurt/O.): Moses Mendelssohns prekäre Freundschaften. Jüdisch-nichtjüdische Gelehrtenbeziehungen zur Zeit der deutschen Aufklärung

15.45: Kaffeepause

16.15: Hans Graubner (Göttingen): Freundschaft als Konkurrenz im Sturm und Drang. Zum frühen Verhältnis von Herder zu Hamann und Goethe zu Herder

17.00: Schluss

19.00: Gemeinsames Abendessen

Freitag, 07. Dezember:

10.00: Klaus-Dieter Eichler (Mainz): „Freundschaft als bloße … Idee“. Kant über Freundschaft

10.45: Christian Sieg (Münster): Wahrheitsfreunde? Zur Idee und Praxis der Kooperation des Magazins zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde

11.30: Kaffeepause

12.00: Carsten Zelle (Bochum): Diderots Erzählung „Die beiden Freunde von Bourbonne“

12.45: Ende der Tagung

Venue

Universität Siegen
Artur-Woll-Haus
AE-A 101-103
Am Eichenhang 50
57076 Siegen
Lageplan

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Programm
Thu. 06 December 2018 - Sat. 08 December 2018
International Conference - B04: "Media, Technologies, Cooperation – Rethinking publics and publicness in the MENA region."
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International Conference – B04: “Media, Technologies, Cooperation – Rethinking publics and publicness in the MENA region.”
Thursday, 06. - 08 December 2018 Organized von Konstantin Aal (Siegen), Simon Holdermann (Cologne), Markus Rohde (Siegen), Sarah Rüller (Siegen), Volker Wulf (Siegen), Martin Zillinger (Cologne)

Since the so-called ‘Arab spring’ in 2011 questions about the relationship between media technol-ogy, political participation, and processes of transformation in the MENA region have increasingly come to the fore within the field of anthropology as well as in the neighboring disciplines of human-computer interaction (HCI) and information system studies. In bringing together scholars working in Arab-majority societies from design studies and socio-informatics with ethnographers from cul-tural and social anthropology we are aiming at opening up new paths and multidisciplinary per-spectives in the collaborative study of media. Moreover, this transdisciplinary collaboration prom-ises to advance both – our study of technology by looking more closely at society, and our study of society by looking more closely at technology.

Since the path-breaking volume Media Worlds (Ginsburg/Abu-Lughod/Larkin 2002) the notion of media has radically changed through the advent of new information and communication technol-ogy and social media. Thinking about media has thus to zoom in on situated media practices and varieties of mediation (cf. Mazzarella 2004). Additionally, the infrastructures, which produce and surround them, must be taken into account. Infrastructures need to be managed and controlled and point to the inseparable connection of media and technology, on the one, and socio-political prac-tice on the other hand (cf. Larkin 2008, 2013). But not only is society – freely adapted from Latour – technology made durable, at the same time, new media technologies restructure existing social orders and institutional arrangements. In recent years, they have triggered new demands for par-ticipation, testing institutions and remaking (b)orders in the MENA region. In this process, new forms of publics and publicness are emerging, raising aspirations and anxieties about scale and scope of media practices and challenging previous assumptions and conceptualizations of the pub-lic sphere – in the Islamic world and beyond (cf. Eickelman/Anderson 2003; Hirschkind/De Abreu/Caduff 2017).

In the HCI domain, a series of studies on social media use during the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ were published during the last 5 Years (Lotan et al. 2011; Starbird/Palen 2012; Al-Ani et al. 2012; Ka-vanaugh et al. 2012). These studies describe aspects of the use of social media, mainly of blogging and micro-blogging sites, such as Twitter, during the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Addressing the interchange between social media use and political practices of civil society activists, Wulf et al. (2013a) investigated how social media use supported political activists ‘on the ground’ in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, and analyzed Facebook communication of Palestine activists fighting against the Israeli wall (Wulf et al. 2013b).

We invite contributions, which explore the materialities and socialities of changing (communities of) practice – revolving around changing media use, (im)possibilities of cooperation and new con-cerns for the publicness and scale of social interaction. We welcome reflections on the methodo-logical challenges of and theoretical implications for media-ethnographies, which focus on new forms of (mediated) cooperation – we propose to understand, in the context of our Collaborative Research Center, as the ‘joint production of means, processes and objectives of interaction’. We aim at bringing together ethnographic explorations of situated media practices, emerging contro-versies, and their (transforming) publics in both, cultural and social anthropology as well as human-computer interaction/information system studies.

Contact

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Tue. 04 December 2018, 14.15-15.45
Research Tech Lab - Session 4: “Digital methods”
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Research Tech Lab – Session 4: “Digital methods”
04 December 2018, 14.15-15.45

Research Tech lab WISE 2018 

“Towards a tools and methods catalogue for SFB and Locating Media”

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore and discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

In the winter semester 2018, the Research Tech Lab will work in close connection with Locating Media graduate school. Each session will aim at building a catalogue for tools and methods used in the SFB and Locating Media context. The catalogue will be built using the SFB social platform http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ and it aims to be used in the future as an “active inventory”, a place in which issues with tools and methods can be discussed and beyond, an organizational memory fruitful for future students and academics.

Session 4 “Digital methods”

  • description (todo)
  • participants should bring key tools strategies, ideas, what they use, what worked for them, what didn't!
  • bring your laptop to be connected at the projector in order to show your tools and methods!

Fixed time: Tuesday 14.15 - 15.45

Fixed Room: AH- A 210/211

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 210/211
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Syllabus
Tue. 04 December 2018, 18:00-20:00
Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Rafal Zaborowski (London): "Holograms, platforms and glowsticks: The challenges of capturing music experiences as data"
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Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Rafal Zaborowski (London): “Holograms, platforms and glowsticks: The challenges of capturing music experiences as data”
04 December 2018, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Rafal Zaborowski (London) on "Holograms, platforms and glowsticks: The challenges of capturing music experiences as data"

Drawing on original empirical data from Japan, in this paper I engage with changing cultural practices surrounding music, and with that, the methodological challenges in approaching music experiences as data. Specifically, I look at unintended consequences accompanying the move from the analogue to the digital, which play a salient role in contemporary audiences’ experiences of music.

While the materiality of music was never fully denied, everyday listening is increasingly experienced through streaming and online storage. This, combined with the portability of phones and new participatory concert practices, has opened up a new range of music uses but also conflated the private with the public, the personal with the social. As music is increasingly consumed digitally and ubiquitously, listeners’ attention strays away from textual cues and the social aspect of music seems less pronounced than ever – arguably becoming almost odourless (cf. Iwabuchi 2002).

And yet, despite the organised infrastructure of digital music platforms, listening and storing practices surrounding music remain often accidental and reflecting the chaos of social life. Datafication and digitalisation transform music from texts and practices to a meta-system of platforms, streams and formats, where, in the words of a listener, “music is not just music anymore – it’s a whole thing”. With the increasing technological capabilities of online platforms, this metafication of music becomes crucial to understanding methodological and epistemological challenges surrounding listening. If the blurring of texts and contexts shows critical limitations in the circuit of culture (du Gay et al 1997), how can we update it?

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 29 November 2018 - Fri. 30 November 2018
Konferenz - B05: "Frühe Kindheit & Smartphone. Die alltägliche Transformation familialer Ordnung"
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Session – B05: “Early Childhood and smartphone”
Thursday, 29. - 30 November 2018 Organized Teilprojekt B05
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Venue

University of Siegen
Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Vortragssaal
Unteres Schloss 1
57072 Siegen
Wed. 28 November 2018, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - Prof. Dr. Birgitt Riegraf (Universität Paderborn): „Gender, Power and Academia: Biographical insights“
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Ladies Lunch – Prof. Dr. Birgitt Riegraf (Universität Paderborn): „Gender, Power and Academia: Biographical insights“
28 November 2018, 13:00-15:00

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat
Wed. 28 November 2018, 16:00-18:00
Forschungsforum - B04 & B05
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Forschungsforum – B04 & B05
28 November 2018, 16:00-18:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

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Tue. 27 November 2018, 18:00-20:00
Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Tobias Röhl (Siegen): "Distributing Accountability. Data Practices in Public Transport"
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Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Tobias Röhl (Siegen): “Distributing Accountability. Data Practices in Public Transport”
27 November 2018, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Tobias Röhl (Siegen) on "Distributing Accountability. Data Practices in Public Transport"

In the field of public transport questions of accountability are often raised. This becomes especially apparent in the case of breakdowns and other disruptions. Actors in and beyond transport companies make themselves accountable and are held accountable by others: Who is responsible for the disruption? Who can be held accountable for repair? Who is in charge of organising repair and other means of rectifying disruptions? Drawing on STS and ethnomethodology, I will argue for a praxeological concept of accountability. Accountability is not a fixed state of individual or collective actors but a practically accomplished and technologically mediated relationship. Transport companies rely on various data practices and data infrastructures that distribute accountability between different actors within and beyond the organisation. Following this distributed normative work shows that data (practices) are the object of negotiations and conflicts between various actors. What is at stakes is the scale and scope of data and media. 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 22 November 2018, 10 - 12
FÄLLT AUS! Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Workshop - Helena Karasti (Oulo): "Infrastructuring for Environmental Research: Inquiring, Inverting, Intervening, Inventing"
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[CANCELLED!] Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Workshop – Helena Karasti (Oulo): “Infrastructuring for Environmental Research: Inquiring, Inverting, Intervening, Inventing”
22 November 2018, 10 - 12

This lecture is based on my longitudinal research engagement with the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) networks. I will reflect back on how I have constructed the ethnographic field and object of inquiry since 2002 and across multiple organizational, institutional and geographic boundaries. With my combined interest in ethnographic inquiry into participants everyday practices and participatory design approach for intervening, I recount how data and infrastructure came to matter in various ways, for example as information management, growing one’s own infrastructure and research infrastructure formation. From this background, I speak to ‘tight integrations’ of ethnography and participatory/collaboratory design and to extending the traditionally short-term and small-scale scopes of Participatory Design and Computer Supported Collaborative Work by ethnographically pursuing the sociotechnical phenomenon in question. Building on the work by Susan Leigh Star, Geoffrey C. Bowker and colleagues, I propose to study infrastructuring as it emerges through the dimensions of relational, invisible, connected, emerging and accreting practices, and through intervention and intentionality. I will end with some observations and experiences from our most recent investigation on the formation of pan-European research infrastructures for environmental research.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 210/11
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 21 November 2018, 18
[FÄLLT AUS!]Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Abendvortrag - Helena Karasti (Oulo): "Infrastructuring for Environmental Research: Inquiring, Inverting, Intervening, Inventing"
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[CANCELLED!]Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Abendvortrag – Helena Karasti (Oulo): “Infrastructuring for Environmental Research: Inquiring, Inverting, Intervening, Inventing”
21 November 2018, 18

This lecture is based on my longitudinal research engagement with the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) networks. I will reflect back on how I have constructed the ethnographic field and object of inquiry since 2002 and across multiple organizational, institutional and geographic boundaries. With my combined interest in ethnographic inquiry into participants everyday practices and participatory design approach for intervening, I recount how data and infrastructure came to matter in various ways, for example as information management, growing one’s own infrastructure and research infrastructure formation. From this background, I speak to ‘tight integrations’ of ethnography and participatory/collaboratory design and to extending the traditionally short-term and small-scale scopes of Participatory Design and Computer Supported Collaborative Work by ethnographically pursuing the sociotechnical phenomenon in question. Building on the work by Susan Leigh Star, Geoffrey C. Bowker and colleagues, I propose to study infrastructuring as it emerges through the dimensions of relational, invisible, connected, emerging and accreting practices, and through intervention and intentionality. I will end with some observations and experiences from our most recent investigation on the formation of pan-European research infrastructures for environmental research.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 21 November 2018, 16:00-18:00
Forschungsforum - INF & B03
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Forschungsforum – INF & B03
21 November 2018, 16:00-18:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

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Tue. 20 November 2018, 14.15-15.45
Research Tech Lab - Session 3: “Ethnographic methods and Qualitative data analysis”
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Research Tech Lab – Session 3: “Ethnographic methods and Qualitative data analysis”
20 November 2018, 14.15-15.45

Research Tech lab WISE 2018  

“Towards a tools and methods catalogue for SFB and Locating Media”

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore and discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

In the winter semester 2018, the Research Tech Lab will work in close connection with Locating Media graduate school. Each session will aim at building a catalogue for tools and methods used in the SFB and Locating Media context. The catalogue will be built using the SFB social platform http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ and it aims to be used in the future as an “active inventory”, a place in which issues with tools and methods can be discussed and beyond, an organizational memory fruitful for future students and academics.

Session 3 “Ethnographic methods and Qualitative data analysis”

Speaker needs to be defined participants should bring key tools strategies, ideas, what they use, what worked for them, what didn't! bring your laptop to be connected at the projector in order to show your tools and methods!

Fixed time: Tuesday 14.15 - 15.45

Fixed Room: AH- A 210/211

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 210/211
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Syllabus
Tue. 20 November 2018, 18:00-20:00
[FÄLLT AUS!] Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Helena Karasti & Gaia Mosconi (Siegen): “Open science, data practices and infrastructure: two multidimensional empirical accounts“
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[CANCELLED!] Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Helena Karasti & Gaia Mosconi (Siegen): “Open science, data practices and infrastructure: two multidimensional empirical accounts“
20 November 2018, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Helena Karasti & Gaia Mosconi (Siegen) on “Open science, data practices and infrastructure: two multidimensional empirical accounts“

The Open Science (OS) agenda aims to promote cultural, organizational and infrastructural changes across academia, potentially massive and pervasive in scope. In fact, OS intends to make scientific research and data “accessible to all” by removing barriers to sharing, regardless of the type of output, resources, data, methods or tools used and independently from the actual research process. To satisfy OS-driven policies (pushed by funding bodies and other stakeholders), Institutionally-based Repositories have proliferated, within which researchers are expected to publish their scientific data. Significant research has been devoted to studying the issues associated with managing Open Research Data. In particular, Digital Curation, as it is typically known, seeks to address the (cyclic) process of data management to ensure (1) its long-term value (digital preservation) and (2) encourage secondary use. While we believe that “openness” will ultimately help to increase the quality of research, improve research methods and enhance reflexivity in scientific work, in this talk, we want to address the drastic gap that still exists between the OS grand vision and actual researchers’ data practices, though also some functioning examples of data management and sharing exist. We suggest that interdisciplinary research contexts offer a perspicuous opportunity to understand better the Data Curation and Research Data Management issues that can problematise uptake and practices. These relate to obvious discrepancies between Open Research Data policies and subject-specific research practices and needs. We present two empirical accounts of interdisciplinary research contexts in order to discuss which steps need to be undertaken to pursue the OS agenda and realize its benefits. We also aim to encourage researchers to join this discussion and actively engage in shaping the future of science.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 15 November 2018 - Fri. 16 November 2018
Nachwuchsworkshop - AKKU 2018: "Digital Humanities"
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Nachwuchsworkshop – AKKU 2018: “Digital Humanities”
Thursday, 15. - 16 November 2018 Organized von Arbeitskreis für kritische Unternehmens- und Industriegeschichte (AKKU), Wirtschaftsgeschichte Universität Siegen, SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation der Universität Siegen

Der fünfte AKKU-Nachwuchswuchsworkshop im Vorfeld der AKKU-Tagung "Unternehmen und medialer Wandel" bietet Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden wieder die Möglichkeit, ihre Promotionsprojekte vorzustellen und diese zu diskutieren. Darüber hinaus stehen in diesem Jahr Möglichkeiten und Perspektiven der Digital Humanities für die Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensgeschichte im Mittelpunkt der Veranstaltung.

Termine:

15.10.2018 Einreichung einer kurzen Beschreibung für die Vorstellung eigener Forschungsprojekte

01.11.2018 Anmeldung für den Workshop ohne eigene Präsentation

Bitte an Stina Barrenscheen, Universität Göttingen (sbarren@uni-goettingen.de)

 

Venue

TBA
Thu. 15 November 2018 - Fri. 16 November 2018
Jahrestagung - AKKU: "Unternehmen und medialer Wandel"
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Jahrestagung – AKKU: “Unternehmen und medialer Wandel”
Thursday, 15. - 16 November 2018 Organized Arbeitskreis für Kritische Unternehmens- und Industriegeschichte (AKKU); Wirtschaftsgeschichte Universität Siegen; SFB ‚Medien der Kooperation’

Bitte beachten Sie für ausführliche Informationen den verlinkten Call for Papers.

Die Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises für kritische Unternehmens- und Industriegeschichte möchte sich verschiedenen Forschungsdesiderata widmen. Es werden Beiträge zu den drei geplanten Schwerpunktbereichen der Jahrestagung erbeten:

(1) Medialer Wandel und Unternehmensorganisation

Leitfragen, die beispielsweise aufgeworfen werden können, sind:

  • Wie organisieren Unternehmen ihre interne Arbeitsteilung?
  • Wie verändern Medien und medialer Wandel die Interaktion im Unternehmen?
  • Welche Medien werden im Unternehmen verwendet?
  • Wie sieht die Verbindung von Technologie und sozialen Faktoren aus?
  • Welche Bedeutung hatten (medien-) technischer Innovationsschübe (Elektrifizierung, Digitalisierung) für Unternehmen?

(2) Medialer Wandel und externe Unternehmenskommunikation

Leitfragen, die beispielsweise aufgeworfen werden können, sind:

  • Wie wird (globale) Arbeitsteilung zwischen Unternehmen organisiert?
  • Wie nutzen Unternehmen neue Medien als Marktstrategie?
  • Wie verändert medialer Wandel die Public Relations von Unternehmen?

(3) Medialer Wandel als Produkt und Herausforderung unternehmerischer Tätigkeit

Leitfragen, die beispielsweise aufgeworfen werden können, sind:

  • Mit welchen Zielen schaffen Unternehmen neue Medien?
  • Entwickeln Unternehmen bestehende Medien weiter oder schaffen Sie neue?
  • Wie kooperierten Unternehmen, um medialen Wandel zu beschleunigen?

Venue

TBA

Contact

PD Dr. Christian Henrich-Franke
franke@geschichte.uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 14 November 2018, 16:00-18:00
Forschungsforum - A02 & A04
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Forschungsforum A02 & A04
14 November 2018, 16:00-18:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Permalink
Tue. 13 November 2018, 18:00-20:00
Lecture Series "Data Practices" - Hendrik Bender & Magdalena Götz (Siegen): “Distributed Research: Drones, Media Art & Collecting Data“
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Lecture Series “Data Practices” – Hendrik Bender & Magdalena Götz (Siegen): “Distributed Research: Drones, Media Art & Collecting Data“
13 November 2018, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Hendrik Bender & Magdalena Götz (Siegen): on "Distributed Research: Drones, Media Art & Collecting Data"
 
A jumping drone that cheats your fitness tracker, a button that invites you to cause a drone strike and two drone lovers that strive for freedom in a system that holds them captivated: drones and media art are “more than meets the eye”. Defined by highly dispersed practices, their sensing, aesthetics and data are produced and shaped by distribution.
 
Presenting artworks of the jointly curated exhibition «different eyes: a drone art exhibition» and drawing on notions of “distributed sensing” and “distributed aesthetics” the talk focuses on drones, media art and data in distributed research settings.
 
We critically ask: How is it possible to collect and account for data and data practices when they are highly distributed? What challenges does the distribution pose for our research? What kind of data can be sensed and captured, and which cannot? Which methods and measurements are useful and what cannot be quantified?

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 08 November 2018 - Fri. 09 November 2018
Workshop - B01 & B07: "Fan Fiction" (1800/Gegenwart)
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Workshop – B01 & B07: “Fan Fiction” (1800/Gegenwart)
Thursday, 08. - 09 November 2018 Organized Nacim Ghanbari, Wolfgang Reißmann

In digitalen Öffentlichkeiten kursiert eine Vielzahl von Texten, die urheberrechtlich geschützte Werke fortschreiben und re-kombinieren. Der Workshop diskutiert zum einen die konkurrierenden Formen der Beschreibung solcher Texte und Textmassen, indem er den Begriff Fan Fiction (und verwandte Bezeichnungen wie Mashup, Remix und Sampling) mit dem Konzept ‚transformativer Werke‘ in Verbindung setzt. Zum anderen soll der historische Vergleich 1800/Gegenwart Forschungsansätze zusammenführen, die eine literaturwissenschaftliche sowie zugleich medienhistorische Dimension aufweisen, sind doch Literaturgeschichte und Urheberrecht mit der im letzten Drittel des 18. Jahrhunderts einsetzenden Verrechtlichung immaterieller Güter eng verwoben.

Die alltägliche Präsenz und der Erfolg von Fan Fiction fordert das bestehende Urheberrecht heraus. Die explosive Zunahme ‚minoritärer Autorschaft‘ wirft die Frage auf, inwieweit das Phänomen mit Verweis auf die Dynamik digitaler Kulturen ausreichend erklärt ist. Es spricht einiges dafür, dass die kooperative Natur von Schreibpraktiken im Zeichen von Fan Fiction Prozesse sichtbar macht, die neben den Routinen des Literaturbetriebs und einer institutionalisierten Literaturkritik immer schon bestanden. „Fortsetzungen“ fremder Werke ohne Einwilligung der „Schöpfer“ hat es stets gegeben und waren noch im 18. Jahrhundert unhinterfragte und weithin unproblematische Praxis. Die Literaturgeschichte der Werkherrschaft (Heinrich Bosse) und die Sozialgeschichte des „romantischen Autor-Genies“ (Martha Woodmansee) werden vor diesem Hintergrund Objekte neu erwachter Aufmerksamkeit und provozieren eine Revision.

Anhand konkreter Fallbeispiele und Vergleiche geht der Workshop folgenden Themen nach:

Praxis transformativen Werkschaffens: Wie hängen Praktiken des Editierens (in digitalen Öffentlichkeiten), Lektorierens und des kollaborativen Schreibens mit kooperativen Infrastrukturen zusammen?

Fan Fiction / transformative Werke nach Erfindung des Urheberrechts: In welchen Nischen und unter welchen Bedingungen haben sie nach den Verrechtlichungsschüben überlebt und fortexistiert? Welchen Einfluss haben die sich historisch wandelnden urheberrechtlichen Bedingungen auf das Verfassen und Veröffentlichen transformativer Werke und Fan Fiction?

Idiosynkratische Produktions- und Veröffentlichungsordnungen: Inwiefern entstehen aus der Praxis heraus eigenständige Regeln, Werte und Konventionen, die als Alternativen zum geltenden Urheberrecht das Agieren der Akteurinnen und Akteure formen?

 

 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 217/218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Wolfgang Reißmann
reissmann@sfb1187.uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 07 November 2018, 16:00-18:00
Forschungsforum - B01 & P01
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Forschungsforum – B01 & P01
07 November 2018, 16:00-18:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Permalink
Tue. 06 November 2018, 14.15-15.45
Research Tech Lab - Session 2: “About writing and more”
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Research Tech Lab – Session 2: “About writing and more”
06 November 2018, 14.15-15.45
Research Tech lab WISE 2018

“Towards a tools and methods catalogue for SFB and Locating Media”

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore and discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

In the winter semester 2018, the Research Tech Lab will work in close connection with Locating Media graduate school. Each session will aim at building a catalogue for tools and methods used in the SFB and Locating Media context. The catalogue will be built using the SFB social platform http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ and it aims to be used in the future as an “active inventory”, a place in which issues with tools and methods can be discussed and beyond, an organizational memory fruitful for future students and academics.

Session 2 “About writing and more”

  • The difficulty of getting the writing done! From the literature collection/management to the writing process; which tools support us better, which reasons behind a tool’s choice, which tools are really needed? (tools like mind-maps etc.)
  • Gaia will show some insights from the interviews collected in the SFB, what seemed to work better, why? Which problems researchers claimed to have with this topic!
  • participants should bring key tools strategies, ideas, what they use, what worked for them, what didn't!

bring your laptop to be connected at the projector in order to show your tools and way of organizing yourself. If you are an analog person that’s fine as well!

Fixed time: Tuesday 14.15 -15.45

Fixed Room: AH- A 210/211

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 210/211
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Syllabus
Tue. 06 November 2018, 18:00-20:00
Lecture series "Data Practices" - Timo Kaerlein (Siegen): “Social Bots and the formalization of sociality on platforms“
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Lecture series “Data Practices” – Timo Kaerlein (Siegen): “Social Bots and the formalization of sociality on platforms“
06 November 2018, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Timo Kaerlein (Siegen) on “Social Bots and the formalization of sociality on platforms“

The growing presence of social bots on platforms like Twitter and Facebook has led to concerns among political decision-makers, specifically connected to elections and so-called fake news campaigns. Undetected bot activity has the potential to disrupt debates by distorting social web analytics, thus conveying false impressions of popularity metrics, trending issues and potentially spreading propaganda. To give an introductory overview, the talk will summarize these societal debates and discuss different approaches developed in computer science to counter-act the perceived dangers of social bots.

Seen from the perspective of media studies, social bot activities are interesting because they have to be understood as the product of a specific medial setting or environment. Social Bots point to a process of formalization of sociality underway on social media platforms that is conditioned by the political economy of data capitalism driving their development. Standardized metrics of enunciation and performance evaluation tools lead to a pre-formatting of social behavior on platforms that applies to human and non-human participants alike. The talk will trace this development back to the primal scene of human-machine communication, the Turing Test proposed in 1950, which had been developed to evaluate the performance of artificial intelligence. Whereas the Turing Test modelled intelligence as a discrete-state abstracted measure, the mass capture and replication of user behavior employed in the development of social bots similarly re-configures sociality as a formal value ready to be processed and monetized.

The aim of the talk is to understand social bots as symptoms shedding light on the politics of platforms and the data practices connecting users to the economy of data-driven capitalism.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 31 October 2018, 16:00-18:00
Forschungsforum - Maximilian Becker: "Datenvermeidende Medien"
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Forschungsforum – Maximilian Becker: “Datenvermeidende Medien”
31 October 2018, 16:00-18:00
Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Tue. 30 October 2018, 14.15-15.45
Research Tech Lab - Session 1: “Getting started”
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Research Tech Lab – Session 1: “Getting started”
30 October 2018, 14.15-15.45
Research Tech lab WISE 2018

“Towards a tools and methods catalogue for SFB and Locating Media”

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore and discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

In the winter semester 2018, the Research Tech Lab will work in close connection with Locating Media graduate school. Each session will aim at building a catalogue for tools and methods used in the SFB and Locating Media context. The catalogue will be built using the SFB social platform http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ and it aims to be used in the future as an “active inventory”, a place in which issues with tools and methods can be discussed and beyond, an organizational memory fruitful for future students and academics.

Session 1 “Getting started”
  • In the intro session, round to get to know the participants!! Gaia Mosconi from the INF project will present how the platform “social.sfb” will be used by participants for building the catalogue during the whole WiSe 2018/19. Excel file to further collect data to be grown with time and commitment of participants!
  • After the intro, we will explore the first topic “Getting organised”: issues like productivity, time management, project management, self-work management will be part of the session; practices, methods, and tools (achievement apps etc.) in support of the research process will be presented and listed into the catalogue;
  • participants should bring key tools strategies, ideas, what they use, what worked for them, what didn't!

bring your laptop to be connected at the projector in order to show your tools and way of organizing yourself. If you are an analog person that’s fine as well!

Fixed time: Tuesday 14.15-15.45 Fixed Room: AH-A 210/211  

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 210/211
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Syllabus
Tue. 30 October 2018, 18:00-20:00
Lecture series "Data Practices" - Dr. Marcus Burkhardt (Siegen): “Learning in the wild: on the problem of adaptivity in machine learning”
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Lecture series “Data Practices” – Dr. Marcus Burkhardt (Siegen): “Learning in the wild: on the problem of adaptivity in machine learning”
30 October 2018, 18:00-20:00

The lecture series on “Data Practices” explores data “in motion”, both theoretically, empirically and methodology. The proliferation of data-intensive media requires researchers to develop their conceptual vocabulary and socio-technical understanding of data production, calculation and their underlying practices and infrastructures. Throughout the lecture series, we ask how a praxeological account can enable us to account for the movement and transformation of data. We consider data practices as those practices involved in the making, calculation, storage, accounting and valuation of data among others which are socio-material and entangled with infrastructures. The lecture series is jointly organised by the DFG graduate school “Locating Media” and the DFG cooperative research centre “Media of Cooperation”.

Dr. Marcus Burkhardt on “Learning in the wild: on the problem of adaptivity in machine learning

In June 2017 Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, proposed a paradigm shift in the history of computing: Innovation should neither be driven by approaching problems as first and foremost digital nor mobile, but instead by taking an AI first approach that is fueled by recent advances in the field of machine learning. This statement reflects a central promise of machine learning applications, namely the ability to adapt to unforeseen futures without being explicitly programmed: visual recognition of objects or persons without ever having seen or trained on this specific object or this specific person before, self-driving cars being able to deal with new situations safely or chatbots conducting conversations with humans in an engaging manner.
Conversely, the more such technologies are built into the fabric of everyday life the more concerns are raised about their potential risks, e.g. biases and inequalities inherent in training data sets. As a result, ML models often produce (social) structures instead of adapting to them. This tension between promises of ML and perceived risks points toward a hitherto largely unstudied aspect of data-driven applications: the production of adaptivity in real-world ML applications. Drawing on examples like Microsoft's chatbot Tay.ai, recommender systems and fraud detection applications the paper aims to unpack the notions of adaptivity that ML rests upon. By focusing on how adaptivity is accomplished on different levels and to varying extents our goal is to explore the ontological politics that ML systems enact in the wild of their real-world deployment.

 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 25 October 2018 - Fri. 26 October 2018
Workshop - Genese und Ontologie technischer Spielobjekte
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Workshop – Genese und Ontologie technischer Spielobjekte
Thursday, 25. - 26 October 2018 Organized Prof. Dr. phil. Natascha Adamowsky und Anna Maria Tekampe
Nähere Informationen finden sie hier.

Contact

Prof. Dr. phil Natascha Adamowsky und Anna Maria Tekampe
adamowsky@medienwissenschaft.uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 25 October 2018 - Sat. 27 October 2018
Workshop - "The future of praxis theory"
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Workshop “The future of praxis theory”
Thursday, 25. - 27 October 2018

Venue

Haus der Siegerländer Wirtschaft
Spandauer Str. 25
57072 Siegen
Wed. 24 October 2018, 16:00-18:00
Forschungsforum - B06 & B07
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Forschungsforum – B06 & B07
24 October 2018, 16:00-18:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Thu. 18 October 2018, 10 - 12
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Workshop - Geert Lovink: "Beyond the Free: Alternatives in Social Media & Crypto-Economies"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Workshop – Geert Lovink: “Beyond the Free: Alternatives in Social Media & Crypto-Economies”
18 October 2018, 10 - 12
In this presentation I will give an overview of the recent work of the Institute of Network Cultures. How do we relate a radical critique of social media (our Unlike Us initiative) with efforts to design alternative internet revenue models (which we deal with in the MoneyLab network)? How can we get rid of the social contract of the ‘free’ and the related extraction model that Silicon Valley has imposed on us? How can artists and creative workers make a living in the 21st century now that copyright is dead and the decentralized value exchanges via blockchains are not yet in place? How can crowdfunding experiments, debates about ‘cashless society’ and universal basic income be linked? Can ‘federated’ networks become a viable alternative to the current centralized platform logic?

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 210/11
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 17 October 2018, 18
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Abendvortrag - Geert Lovink (Amsterdam): "Beyond the Free: Alternatives in Social Media & Crypto-Economies"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Abendvortrag – Geert Lovink (Amsterdam): “Beyond the Free: Alternatives in Social Media & Crypto-Economies”
17 October 2018, 18
In this presentation I will give an overview of the recent work of the Institute of Network Cultures. How do we relate a radical critique of social media (our Unlike Us initiative) with efforts to design alternative internet revenue models (which we deal with in the MoneyLab network)? How can we get rid of the social contract of the ‘free’ and the related extraction model that Silicon Valley has imposed on us? How can artists and creative workers make a living in the 21st century now that copyright is dead and the decentralized value exchanges via blockchains are not yet in place? How can crowdfunding experiments, debates about ‘cashless society’ and universal basic income be linked? Can ‘federated’ networks become a viable alternative to the current centralized platform logic?

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 17 October 2018, 16:00-18:00
Forschungsforum - A05 & A06
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Forschungsforum – A05 & A06
17 October 2018, 16:00-18:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

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Wed. 10 October 2018, 13:00-15:00
Gender Lunch - Prof. Dr. Heather Hofmeister (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main): „How do you learn how to lead? Identifying leadership role models with gender sensibility.“
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Gender Lunch – Prof. Dr. Heather Hofmeister (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main): „How do you learn how to lead? Identifying leadership role models with gender sensibility.“
10 October 2018, 13:00-15:00

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Plakat
Wed. 10 October 2018, 16:00-18:00
Forschungsforum - A01 & A03
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Forschungsforum – A01 & A03
10 October 2018, 16:00-18:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Wed. 26 September 2018 - Sat. 29 September 2018
Jahrestagung - Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft: "Industrie"
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Jahrestagung – Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft: “Industrie”
Wednesday, 26. - 29 September 2018
Die Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft veranstaltet jährlich eine Tagung zur Diskussion aktueller theoreti­scher und methodischer Entwicklungen, zur Auseinandersetzung über wissenschaftspolitische Fragen sowie zur Präsentation neuer Forschungsergebnisse. 2018 wird »Industrie« Thema der GfM-Jahrestagung sein. Sie wird ausgerichtet vom Medienwissenschaftlichen Seminar der Universität Siegen in Kooperation mit dem Sonderforschungsbereich »Medien der Kooperation« und dem DFG-Graduiertenkolleg »Locating Media«. Call for Papers (Deadline 31.03.2018): https://gfm2018.de/call-for-papers/

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Tue. 25 September 2018 - Wed. 26 September 2018
Jahrestagung - SFB 1187: "Media in the Wild"
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Annual Conference “Media in the Wild”
Tuesday, 25. - 26 September 2018
Third annual conference of the Collaborative Research Center Media of Cooperation

More information available soon!

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Tue. 18 September 2018 - Sun. 30 September 2018
"different eyes: a drone art exhibition"
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“different eyes: a drone art exhibition”
Tuesday, 18. - 30 September 2018
different eyes : a drone art exhibition

18 – 30 September 2018

 

»[...] in having different eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another person, of a hundred others, and seeing the hundred universes each of them sees, which each of them is.«

  Dan Simmons, Ilium (nach Marcel Proust, Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit)

 

Drones bring together contradictions. From meditative landscape shots and airborne selfies to logistical visions of swift goods delivery and deadly military missions, no other contemporary technology evokes such ambiguous practices, images or emotions as the drone. The flying cameras represent new forms of popular and distributed visualities, of the appropriation and disruption of space as well as of the sensory pervasion of our everyday lives. Drones do not just lend us their eyes; they allow us to focus in on how things perceive us and themselves.

Hovering somewhere above intimacy, consumer criticism and science fiction, the exhibition »different eyes” shows how artists adapt, modulate and transform drones. They generate counter-narratives, alternative imagery and moments of resistance. By expanding upon quotidian common practices and imaginations, the artworks visualize the ways in which drones are technically and socially embedded as open cultural objects. In so doing, they make us see them - and indeed, cause us to see the world - with different eyes.

 

Participating artists:

Aram Bartholl | Nadja Buttendorf | Stephanie Comilang | DISNOVATION.ORG | IOCOSE | Katharina Monka | Anne Niemetz | Johanna Reich | Addie Wagenknecht | Liam Young

 

Curated by: Magdalena Götz & Hendrik Bender

Project lead: Prof. Dr. Tristan Thielmann

Conceptual assistance: Gabi Linde & students of the seminar »Die Bedrohnung – Fliegende Kameras«, University of Siegen

Curatorial consultation : Nada Schroer

Graphic design: whateverworks, Leipzig

A collaboration between the »Media of Cooperation« Collaborative Research Center and its projects »Navigation in Online/Offline Spaces« and »Public Infrastructures: Visibility and Invisibility« with the »Locating Media« Graduate School at the University of Siegen

With the friendly support of: Gruppe 3/55 e.V.

 
18. – 30. Sept 2018 WED – SAT, 15 – 19 Uhr Vernissage: 18. Sept 2018, 20 Uhr

Venue

MONOPOL:i
Bahnhofstr. 32
57072 Siegen

Contact

DFG-Graduiertenkolleg »Locating Media«
Magdalena Götz, M.A.
goetz@locatingmedia.uni-siegen.de
SFB »Medien der Kooperation«
Hendrik Bender, M.A.
Hendrik.Bender@sfb1187.uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 13 September 2018 - Fri. 14 September 2018
Workshop - "On time. Temporal and normative ordering of mobilities"
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Workshop – “On time. Temporal and normative ordering of mobilities”
Thursday, 13. - 14 September 2018 Organized Claudio Coletta (Antwerpen), Jörg Potthast, Tobias Röhl, Susann Wagenknecht mit Vorträgen von Monika Büscher (Lancaster), Rob Kitchin (Maynooth), Sven Opitz (Marburg)
Homepage of workshops with further information about the concept and program:
 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 217/218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 18 July 2018, 13:00-15:00
Gender Lunch - Prof. Karin Michalski (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln): "Feeling bad in the academy...Some queer reflections on norms of gender and sexuality, racism and work" - Lecture performance and videoscreening
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Gender Lunch – Prof. Karin Michalski (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln): “Feeling bad in the academy…Some queer reflections on norms of gender and sexuality, racism and work” – Lecture performance and videoscreening
18 July 2018, 13:00-15:00

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Plakat
Fri. 13 July 2018, 14-18 Uhr
Associated project - Colloquium and Round Table
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Associated project – Colloquim and Round Table
13 July 2018, 14-18 Uhr

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - A 210/211
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Anna Maria Tekampe und Natascha Adamowsky , Prof. Dr. phil.
adamowsky@medienwissenschaft.uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 11 July 2018 - Wed. 11 July 2018
Vollversammlung - SFB 1187
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Vollversammlung – SFB 1187
Wednesday, 11. - 11 July 2018

Venue

Universität Siegen
EGV-H 101 (1. OG Großer Saal)
Bethausweg 2
57072 Siegen
Wed. 04 July 2018
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Carlos Spoerhase (Bielefeld): "Medienpraktiken der Epitomisierung"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Carlos Spoerhase : “Medienpraktiken der Epitomisierung”
04 July 2018
Die Beobachtung von Kultur ist auch in der Gegenwart auf Medienpraktiken der Epitomisierung angewiesen. Der Vortrag wird sich darum bemühen, diese Medienpraktiken anhand von aktuellen Beispielen vorzustellen und in eine übergreifende Theorie der Epitomisierung zu intergrieren.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Fri. 29 June 2018 - Sun. 01 July 2018
Conference - "Preparing for Patients. Learning the skills and values of healing encounters"
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Conference – “Preparing for Patients. Learning the skills and values of healing encounters”
Friday, 29. - 01 July 2018
In Collaboration with AGEM Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin (German Association for Medical Anthropology) How physicians and other healers conduct their encounters with clients is an  integral element of becoming healers. Nevertheless, this knowledge is only partly provided by official channels or courses; rather, it is often learned in a subtle and implicit  manner  during  practical   apprenticeship.   Despite   broad   investigations of the professional encounters between healers and  their  clients,  few  studies  have  addressed  the  question  how  exactly  these  skills  and  attitudes are  learned. A main criticism of the patient-physician relationship in biomedical contexts has  long been its asymmetry (Pilnick und Dingwall 2011), and empirical studies have time and again reasserted fundamental disparities between those seeking and those providing health services (Begenau et al. 2010). At the same time, these asymmetries are constitutive of the healing encounter, because they form a functional difference between healer and client: without the attribution of special  knowledge and skills to the healing party, the whole encounter would be dispensable. In contrast to biomedical contexts, the encounter of non-biomedical healers with their clients is often conceived as being less hierarchical. Yet, we would assume a similar functional difference between them. We assume that how these asymmetries and differences are managed and performed in daily practice is largely learned in the formative years of apprenticeship. Since the seminal studies “The Student Physician” (Merton et al. 1957) and “Boys in White” (Becker et al. 1961), there has been little in-depth research on how students of healing practices acquire such skills and how they are transmitted in learning contexts. These studies have shown how  novice  physicians  learn  to  cope  with  the contingencies of daily work and how they learn to balance responsibility and experience. Through fine-grained ethnographic fieldwork, the researchers were able to show how such skills and attitudes are learned in the processes of becoming a competent member, by observing and imitating role models and by being sensitive to the norms and values displayed by significant others. In line with Becker et al., we assume that most of these skills are part of the tacit learning in the “hidden curriculum” (Hafferty and Franks 1994). The hidden curriculum refers to those aspects of learning contexts that do not figure prominently in official accounts, but are learned as part of becoming a member of a healing profession. Despite (or because of) their informal character, they serve as powerful orientations that slowly become taken for granted, in many cases without explicit recognition by those who teach and learn them. In the course of the conference, we want to shed light on how apprentices of healing professions are preparing and are being prepared for their encounters with patients or clients. Irrespective of the given healing cosmology, all healing knowledge is ordered in specific systems, organized in rules, schemes, and procedures that need to be adapted to the individual healing encounter. Therefore, every healing encounter is laced with fundamental uncertainties – not only with respect to treatment but also to interaction (cf. Fox 1980; Henry 2006). And all healing apprentices learn how to cope with these contingencies. The subtle transmission of a “paternalistic” model of physician-patient interaction in biomedical education might account for the long-standing asymmetry that are part of the official program of medical education, despite longstanding calls for “shared decision making” and “informed consent” (Stollberg 2008) . Consequently, “professional dominance” (Freidson 1970) is a skill that needs to be learned before it can be practiced. Thus, we want to compare and take a closer look at the subtle modes of how students of different healing  practices  –  biomedical  as  a  well  as  all  other  healing traditions – are prepared and how they prepare themselves for their encounters  with  patients.  We  want  to  ask  questions  along  the  following   lines:
  • Which attitudes are transmitted for coping with the tension between standard procedures and individual  cases?
  • Which roles do authority, performances of authority, competence, empathy, uncertainty, responsibility, and experience play?
  • What modes of teaching and learning the “hidden curriculum” can be observed?
  Conference Language: English   The conference is free of charge, please register at: sekretariat@sfb1187.uni-siegen.de CME points for physicians and psychotherapists can be obtained. If you have any questions, please contact the organizers: Cornelius Schubert cornelius.schubert@uni-siegen.de Ehler Voss ehler.voss@uni-siegen.de
Wed. 20 June 2018, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - Prof. Beverly Goodman (Haifa University Israel)
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Ladies Lunch – Prof. Beverly Goodman (Haifa University Israel)
20 June 2018, 13:00-15:00

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Plakat
Wed. 20 June 2018
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Ann-Sophie Lehmann (Groningen) : "Die Augen der Lithopresse: Anthropomorphe Objekte und Mutable Mobiles als Lehr-Medien in der Künstlerwerkstatt"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Ann-Sophie Lehmann (Groningen): “Die Augen der Lithopresse: Anthropomorphe Objekte und Mutable Mobiles als Lehr-Medien in der Künstlerwerkstatt”
20 June 2018
Die Vermittlung von technischen und künstlerischen Verfahren und den ihnen innewohnendem Material- und Praxiswissen ist bekanntlich schwierig. Statische Bilder und Texte können darin immer nur eine ergänzende Funktion haben, da sie die Gleichzeitigkeit der Interaktion von Hand, Material, Werkzeug und herzustellendem Objekt nur unzureichend beschreiben, während Film zwar jene Komplexität erfassen kann, aber Herstellungsprozesse häufig idealisiert, ästhetisiert oder ‘depräsentiert’, in dem das, was langweilig, wiederholend oder fehlerhaft ist, nicht oder ausschließlich  gezeigt wird.
                     
In der Praxis muss Materialwissen darum immer wieder neu produziert, erlebt und gelernt werden. Dort wo Materialwissen gelernt werden kann, in Werkstätten, entstehen zu diesem Zweck immer wieder hybride mediale Formate, dies es Experten erlauben, ihr Wissen zu zeigen und zu vermitteln. Diese Medien scheinen sich jeglicher Standardisierung zu entziehen und widersprechen so scheinbar einer Basisdefinition des Medialen. Sie entstehen aus konkreten räumlichen und materiellen Bedingungen und sind ephemer und spontan, jedoch trotzdem geordnet und reproduzierbar, es sind mutable mobiles. Zu diesen Medien der Vermittlung gehören Materialproben, Verfahrensskizzen, Anordnungen von Objekten, Handlungen mit Materialien, die immer im Rahmen einer Kooperation zwischen Lehrer und Lehrenden entstehen, benutzt, aufgeräumt, weggeworfen werden um in der nächsten Lehrstunde oder Lektion wieder neu  zu entstehen.
         
In Interviews sowie der Beobachtung und Teilnahme an Vermittlungssituationen mit den Werkstattleitern Fotografie, Gips & Ton, Lithographie und Farbe der Kunstakademie Minerva, Groningen, werden diese Medien sichtbar und zeigen ihre Affinität zum boundary objects, wie Sebastian Gießmann und Nadine Taha es beschreiben: „Das Grenzobjekt sitzt als Medium tatsächlich »in der Mitte« und versammelt ein Kollektiv von Akteuren bzw. eine Praxisgemeinschaft um sich, oder bringt sie teils erst hervor. Für die Beteiligten definiert es eine Situation. Es ist auf diese Art und Weise ein Medium. Im konkreten Gebrauch ist es ein Mediator, dessen Vermittlungsfunktion eher »in Aktion« praktisch hervorgebracht wird als dass sie sozial, technisch, ökonomisch oder ästhetisch präfiguriert ware“ (Grenzobjekte & Medienforschung, 2017, S. 34).
       
Der zweite Teil des Vortrages versucht eine historische Einordnung solcher ephemeren Vermittlungsmedien, die durch Standardisierung  (etwa Lehrmittelkästen, Materialarchive, Object Lessons) immer wieder ihre eigene Aufhebung betrieben haben, da ihre notwendige Vergänglichkeit, Verschiedenartigkeit und Prozesshaftigkeit sich dem Prinzip Archivierung und Wiederverwendung zu wiedersetzen scheint.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 14 June 2018 - Fri. 15 June 2018
Conference - "Sensing Media: Reconfigurations between Technologies, Bodies and Environments"
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Workshop – “Sensing Media: Reconfigurations between Technologies, Bodies and Environments”
Thursday, 14. - 15 June 2018
SENSING MEDIA: RECONFIGURATIONS BETWEEN TECHNOLOGIES, BODIES AND ENVIRONMENTS Ever more sensors surround us and attach to us. They populate smart devices, homes, factories, cars, and cities. They register, chart, and process bodies and environments, allowing for new modes of knowledge as well as forms of control. Sensor-based media capture and analyze human behavior in order to gain a better understanding of their actions and affects. It is therefore worth asking how sensor-based media reconfigure the relation between technologies, (human) bodies and environments. By focusing on the plethora of different sensors that transform devices into smart devices, homes into smart homes, and augment our environments to produce a non-human sensorium, the conference aims to map the contemporary modes of sensor-based sense-making which are deeply intertwined with the promise of the automation of labor, mobility, decisions and knowledge production. Framed as autonomous agents, assistants, companions or surroundings, sensor-based technologies rely on as well as produce continuous data streams that are captured, cleaned, combined, distributed, analyzed and acted upon. As a result, new modes of knowing, interacting and acting emerge between humans and these sensory environments. These will be explored in the conference by addressing a broad range of questions such as: What kinds of knowledge are made possible by the data gathered, processed and enacted through sensor-based media? What types of interaction are prescribed or made possible between humans and sensory environments? How is agency redistributed and experience reconfigured by sensor-based media? How are humans implicated in the processes of automated sense-making and action? Thursday, June 14, 2018 13:30-14:00 Welcome 14:00-15:00 Phase Media: Space, Time and Smart Objects- James Ash 15:00-15:30 Coffee Break 15:30-16:30 Blind Spots- Sam Hind 16:30-17:30 Drone Cartographies: The Operational Map- Mark Andrejevic 17:30-18:00 Coffee Break 18:00-19:00 Intensive Milieus- Marie-Luise Angerer Friday, June 15, 2018 09:30-10:30 Environmental Aesthetics: Nature Writing with Sensor Technologies?- Birgit Schneider 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 11:00-12:00 Environment as Experiment in Sensing Technology- Jennifer Gabrys 12:00-13:00 Lunch 13:00-14:00 Creative Methodologies for Mapping Data Flows and Infrastructure- Fieke Jansen 14:00-15:00 The Instantaneous Past: On Body Images and Algorithmic Proximity- Dawid Kasprowicz 15:00-15:30 Wrap Up The conference is organized by the graduate school “Locating Media” in cooperation with the collaborative research center “Media of Cooperation“. Participation is free. We however ask you kindly to register at info@locatingmedia.uni-siegen.de

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Poster

Contact

Prof. Dr. Tristan Thielmann
tristan.thielmann@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 14 June 2018 - Fri. 15 June 2018
Workshop – "Media Ethnography – Where Is the Action? Cooperative Media Practices in Ethnographic Fieldwork"
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Workshop – “Media Ethnography – Where Is the Action? Cooperative Media Practices in Ethnographic Fieldwork”
Thursday, 14. - 15 June 2018 Organized by Clemens Eisenmann, Inka Fürtig, Simon Holdermann, David Waldecker, Claudia Müller und Martin Dickel

Research practices are based on and produce distinct forms of cooperation and media. Researchers cooperate with materiality, with each other and with individuals who participate in the research and supply relevant information – e.g. by being observed, by being questioned or by giving tissue samples. While cooperating, researchers necessarily draw on a number of media that are present in their own field, in their research fields and in everyday life – e.g. language, signage, notebooks, documents, protocols, digital traces, pictures, films. Furthermore, researchers create media of their own: such as fieldnotes, indexes, audio and video recordings, slides, texts etc.

This is particularly true for media ethnography (Bender/Zillinger 2015). Media ethnography focuses on the collective and cooperative production and use of media in situ. In this perspective, social activities and their media are co-constitutive. The research itself is highly dependent on the cooperation with informants and individuals in the field and draws heavily on already present media. At the same time, research itself constitutes a certain form of cooperation mediated by techniques, artefacts and routines. In constant dialogue, through the juxtaposition of concepts and by engaging in situated practices, it is mutually made and mutually shown to each other what is relevant and meaningful. The data produced during research are thus produced cooperatively, but not without potential conflicts. Once the researcher has left the field, he or she depends on various media and forms of cooperation within the scientific community to analyse and eventually publish the results.

Classic studies of scientific practices have focused on the hard sciences (Latour, Knorr Cetina, Lynch, Heintz, Star etc.). So far, there is little systematic research of the research processes of qualitative social research and media studies. However, there is an ongoing reflection concerning the “poetics and politics” (Clifford/Marcus 1986), the ethics and epistemology of ethnographic methods within the fields of anthropology (e.g. Lave 2011) and sociology (e.g. Hitzler/Gothe 2015) as well as a growing interest in studying doing sociology (Meyer/Meier zu Verl 2013, Engert/Krey 2013, Schindler 2017). Further, the status of ethnographic participation and observation in digitally networked media has been discussed as digital ethnography (Pink et al. 2016), virtual ethnography (Hine 2000), webnography (Strübing 2006), ethnographic research in a pluri-local and computer-mediated field (Greschke 2007), and netnography (Kozinets 2015). Also, attention has been paid to the status and role of cameras and visual data (e.g. Mohn 2013, Schindler 2012, Hoggenmüller 2016, Meyer 2015) in ethnographic methods.

In this vein, our two workshops aim at analysing the ways cooperative media and mediated cooperation are produced in media ethnography; we suggest to discuss the research focus of the Siegen Collaborative Research Centre – media of cooperation as ongoing mutual accomplishments – in relation to our own everyday research practices. Which kinds of cooperative media and mediated cooperation are used and created in participant observation and connected forms of research methodologies? How do media used in the field relate to the various media of research? How to deal with conflict, friendship, collaboration, bodies as media of cooperation, and the multiplication of situations via screens and their mediations as text, (recorded) sounds and (moving) images – in relation to on- and offline practicalities of doing research? How do these practices of cooperation inform our understanding of the fields and objects of study and lead to theorisation?

 

Programm : Workshop - Media Ethnography – Where is the Action? Cooperative Media Practices in Ethnographic Fieldwork

Thursday 14 June 2018

10:00: Introduction

10:15 - 12.30 Cooperative Media Practices: positionality, difference, intervention, controversy, and (in-)visibility.(Outlines by projects A 05, B 03, B 04, B 05, B 06, B 07)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break (light lunch)

13:30 - 14:30 Roles, Creativity and Accessible Co-Design with People with Aphasia. Timothy Neate (City University London)

14:45 - 15:45 Chatbots – Media Artefacts, Algorithms or Participants? Jessamy Perriam (Open University)

15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:15 Visualisations of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Of Inheriting the Kankurang in Senegal and the Gambia. Claudia Jürgens (TU Berlin)

17:30 - 18:00 „Change of Perspectives in the Park“ (12 min.). A reflexive camera-ethnographic film miniature Astrid Vogelpohl (B 05)

from 18:30 Dinner at the Brasserie, Museum of Contemporary Art

Friday 15 June 2018

09:30 - 10:00 Get together & Coffee

10:00 - 11:00 Speaking about Speaking Machines. Practices of Digitalisation in India. Susanne Ebner (Köln)

11:15 - 12:15 Tele-Observation. Use – Trace – Production. Vanessa Wein (Mainz)

12:15 - 12:45 Coffee Break (& Imbiss)

12:45 - 14:00 Beyond the Action? New Directions in Media Ethnography (with Principal Investigators of the CRC)

14:00 Farewell

Venue

Universität Siegen
Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Vortragssaal
Unteres Schloss 1
57072 Siegen
Wed. 06 June 2018
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Natasha Myers (Toronto): "Disrupting edenic infrastructures: Staging plant/people conspiracies to grow livable worlds"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Natasha Myers (Toronto): “Disrupting edenic infrastructures: Staging plant/people conspiracies to grow livable worlds”
06 June 2018
In response to ongoing ecological catastrophes, artists, landscape architects, and conservationists are designing gardens with the hopes of restaging people’s relationships with plants. This talk juxtaposes the aesthetics and politics of divergent garden infrastructures. One response to the widespread acknowledgement of human impact on the planet is Gardens By the Bay, Singapore’s gleaming, billion-dollar infrastructure for what could best be called “end-of-times” botanical tourism. Another response is a series of works produced by Viennese artist Lois Weinberger. His “counter gardens” – plant-based durational installations and performances – challenge the moral order of Edenic gardens by inciting the subversive forces of weedy plants, and by celebrating waste, decomposition, and decay. Weinberger’s artworks, which invert and disrupt assumptions about the function of garden enclosures enact what Rancière might call a “redistribution of the sensible.” In so doing they offer a mode of critique for grappling with Singapore’s spectacle, showing how those gardens reproduce the very logics, discourses and practices that gave rise to the devastation they purport to denounce.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Fri. 01 June 2018 - Sat. 02 June 2018
Workshop - A01: "Hardwired Temporalities II: Media, Infrastructures and the Patterning of Time"
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Workshop – A01: “Hardwired Temporalities II: Media, Infrastructures and the Patterning of Time”
Friday, 01. - 02 June 2018 Organized Axel Volmar (Siegen), Kyle Stine (Baltimore), Jenny Berkholz (Siegen)

Keynote:

Friday, June 1, 18:00: Gabriele Schabacher (Gutenberg University of Mainz): Time and Technology. The Temporalities of Care

 
Hardwired Temporalities is an authors’ workshop conceived to discuss preliminary and pre-circulated draft papers. Therefore, except for the keynote lecture on Friday, June 1, the workshop is not open to the public. However, interested colleagues and students are welcome to attend as discussants. In order to register and to gain access to the collection of pre-circulated papers, please write an email to Jenny Berkholz jenny.berkholz@student.uni-siegen.de.
 
A detailed schedule can also be found online on our conference website: http://www.hardwiredtemporalities.org/siegen/.
 
As part of the workshop, we will be screening the “Logistics Art Project” (a video work from 2012 by Swedish artists Erika Magnusson and Daniel Andersson) at the collaborative research center Medien der Kooperation in Siegen (in front of our conference room) and on our website as a livestream. On the website, we also provide the link in case someone likes to view the film on their own device. The film documents the journey of a container ship from Sweden to China over 37 days (of playing time) in duration, which makes it the longest film ever made. As the Logistics Art Project contemplates time, consumption and logistics, we deem it well suited to accompany our workshop. The live stream will run continuously from May 14, 18:30 CEST to June 20, 2018.
 
 
Schedule
 
Friday, June 1, 2018
 
09:30–10:00 Welcome, introductions, workshop overview
 
10:00–10:45 Discussion of Hardwired Temporalities concept
by Axel Volmar (University of Siegen) and Kyle Stine (John Hopkins University)
 
10:45–11:00 Coffee Break
 
11:00–13:00 Sumanth Gopinath (University of Minnesota)
Beep: Listening to the Digital Watch
 
Marisa Cohn (IT University of Copenhagen)
Software Rot, Infrastructure Decay: Unruly Bodies of Code in Time
 
13:00–14:00 Lunch
 
14:00–16:00 Eva-Maria Nyckel
Ahead of Time? Investigating the Infrastructures and Media-Theoretical Implications of Amazon's Anticipatory Shipping Method
 
Geoffrey C. Bowker (University of California, Los Angeles)
t.b.a.
 
16:00–16:30 Coffee Break
 
16:30–17:30 Alexander Monea (George Mason University)
t.b.a.
 
17:30–18:00 Break
 
18:00–19:30 Keynote - Gabriele Schabacher(Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz)
Time and Technology. The Temporalities of Care
 
20:00 Dinner at Brasserie
 
Saturday, June 2, 2018
 
09:30–11:30 Yuk Hui (Leuphana University, Lüneburg)
Problems of Temporality in the Digital Epoch
 
Britt Paris (University of California, Los Angeles)
The Technics of Time: Hard and Soft Temporalities of the Future Internet
 
11:30–12:00 Coffee Break
 
12:00–14:00 Florian Sprenger (Goethe-University Frankfurt)
Intervals of Intervention: Microdecisions and the Autonomy of Cars
 
Andreas Sudmann (Ruhr-University Bochum)
The Hardwired Temporalities of Deep Learning. Exploring the Nexus of Temporalities and Infrastructures in Artificial Neural Networks
 
14:00–14:30 Lunch
 
14:30–15:15 Discussion of Friedrich Kittler
Time Axis Manipulation – Real-Time Analysis

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 30 May 2018, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - Prof. Heather Hofmeister (Goethe University Frankfurt): "Leadership and Negotiation for Woman in Science"
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Ladies Lunch – Prof. Heather Hofmeister (Goethe University Frankfurt): “Leadership and Negotiation for Woman in Science”
30 May 2018, 13:00-15:00

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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Plakat
Fri. 11 May 2018 - Sun. 13 May 2018
Workshop - "Becoming Digital"
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Workshop – “Becoming Digital”
Friday, 11. - 13 May 2018 Organized Thomas Haigh

Venue

Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

Links

Programm
Wed. 25 April 2018, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - internes Treffen
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Ladies Lunch – internes Treffen
25 April 2018, 13:00-15:00

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat
Wed. 25 April 2018
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Silvia Gherardi (Trient) : "Review and Re-start: Twenty Years of Practice-based Studies"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Silvia Gherardi (Trient) : “Review and Re-start: Twenty Years of Practice-based Studies”
25 April 2018
Around the 2000s there has been a ‘re-turn’ to practice theory, and the number of special issues of main journals in different disciplines testify its promise of a deep renovation in social sciences, after what has been called the ‘practice turn’ or the turn to practice. After twenty years we can track the effects of such a promise, keeping in mind that there is no such thing as a unified ‘practice theory’, only a body of highly diverse writings by thinkers who adopt a loosely defined ‘practice approach’. The lecture and workshop propose to explore ‘practice-based studies’ as an umbrella concept and to retrace the way in which, over the years, I have developed a post-humanistic approach to social practice on the basis of an Actor-Network sensibility and the way in which the concept of practice appeared in the literature on learning and knowing in organizations. From this background, I illustrate an epistemology of practice grounded on relationality, multiplicity, and transformation, and I approach practice as an empirical phenomenon from the perspective of knowing as an activity situated in working and organizing practices. From this point of view the central interest in practice theories is how to bring forward a methodological framework to investigate the social, material, discursive, bodily, affective, aesthetic and ethical dimensions of practices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Literature:
  • Practices and knowledges (2018 forthcoming)
  • Gherardi S, Rodeschini G. (2016), Caring as a collective knowledgeable doing: about concern and being concerned, Management Learning, 47(3): 266-284.
  • Corradi, G., Gherardi, S., Verzelloni, L. (2010) Through the Practice Lens: Where Is the Bandwagon of Practice-Based Studies Heading? Management Learning, 41(3): 265-283.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Thu. 19 April 2018 - Fri. 20 April 2018
Workshop – "Medien(praktiken) der Kooperation im Feld"
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Workshop – „Medien(praktiken) der Kooperation im Feld“
Thursday, 19. - 20 April 2018 Organized von Clemens Eisenmann, Inka Fürtig, Simon Holdermann und David Waldecker

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Plakat
Thu. 19 April 2018 - Fri. 20 April 2018
Workshop - "YouTube as a Test Society II "
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Workshop – “YouTube as a Test Society II”
Thursday, 19. - 20 April 2018 Organized by Noortje Marres (SFB Mercator Fellow) and Carolin Gerlitz

Mobile Interface Methods Workshop Series – YouTube as a Test Society II - Following up on Method

A workshop with Noortje Marres (CIM Warwick) and Valentin Janda (TU Berlin)

Organised by A03

This is a follow-up workshop of the „YouTube as a Test Society“ event held in Dec 11-12 2017 where we started to explore participatory testing in the context of YouTube alongside the cases of driverless cars, cybersecurity and apps.

Online video platforms like YouTube have been widely welcomed as a setting that facilitates user-led testing of anything from smart cars to medical treatments and alternative lifestyles. On YouTube, Navigation apps are being evaluated against each other in everyday use situations, users document their test drives of autonomous vehicles and technology demos explore the boundaries of their usability and interpretation. On the one hand, user-led evaluations in the form of online video reviews, demos and ratings have quickly gained currency in the cultural economy, but, on the other hand, the epistemic status and public efficacy of user-led testing remains in question: does user-led testing produce knowledge and/or accountability? If so, how do they gain relevance beyond the platform and take on the capacity to intervene in public discourse?

In the first workshop we developed two methodological approaches to these questions, one engaging with “deep watching” and interpreting videos based on analyst categories. The other one followed a digital methods approach and designed a semi-automated content analysis method for app tests on YouTube. In the second iteration of the workshop we aim to further experiment with methods for analysing autonomous driving and social navigation. The aim of the workshop is to apply the respective methods to the different datasets and to explore the confluences between qualitative-interpretive and digital methods. Furthermore, the workshop is designed to explore the fields of navigation in the context of social navigation apps and autonomous cars.

International guests: Noortje Marres (CIM Warwick), Valentin Janda (TU Berlin)

Dates: April 19-20 2018

Location: AH-A 210/211

Programme

Thursday April 19 2018

10-11.00 Introductory by Noortje Marres “From the lab to the street? Mapping driverless car trials with digital methods”

11.00 – 11.30 Introduction by Carolin Gerlitz

11.30 – 12.30 Project formation with Valentin Janda

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 18.00 Project work with Noortje Marres and Valentin Janda

18.30 Dinner at Da Luciano

Friday April 20 2018

09.30 – 10.30 Project feedback

10.30 – 12.00 Project work

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 15.00 Project presentation and final discussion with all participants

 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 210/211
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 18 April 2018, 18:00-20:00
Vollversammlung
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Vollversammlung
18 April 2018, 18:00-20:00

Venue

Universität Siegen
EGV-H 101 (1. OG Großer Saal)
Bethausweg 2
57072 Siegen
Wed. 11 April 2018, 16:00-18:00
Gastvortrag - Nikolaus Wegmann (Princeton): "Schule machen. Über deutsche Literatur"
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Gastvortrag – Nikolaus Wegmann (Princeton): “Schule machen. Über deutsche Literatur”
11 April 2018, 16:00-18:00 Organized Teilprojekt B01
Gastvortrag in Kooperation mit dem Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschungskolloquium.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Adolf-Reichwein-Straße/Haardter-Berg-Schule
AR-HB 0204
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57072 Siegen

Contact

JProf. Dr. Nacim Ghanbari
ghanbari@germanistik.uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 28 February 2018, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - Nicola Marsden: "My Personal (Success) Story as a Psychologist in Computer Science"
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Ladies Lunch – Nicola Marsden: “My Personal (Success) Story as a Psychologist in Computer Science”
28 February 2018, 13:00-15:00

The ladies lunch is an internal meeting for the female researchers of the SFB.

Organized in cooperation with the DFG research training groups "Locating Media" and "Imaging New Modalities"

new perspectives on academic careers.

exchange of experiences – networking – having lunch together – discussing actual challenges – exchange with experts

Please refer to the attached program for details.

 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Thu. 15 February 2018 - Sat. 17 February 2018
Workshop - Working Group »Data and Networks« of the German Media Studies Association: "Explorations in Digital Cultures"
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Workshop – Working Group »Data and Networks« of the German Media Studies Association: “Explorations in Digital Cultures”
Thursday, 15. - 17 February 2018, 13:00
The digital landscape is ever changing with the constant development of new technologies, the never-ending emergence of trends and hypes running their cycle, the ongoing building and rebuilding of infrastructures, and the permanent renegotiation of power distributions. Accordingly, the study of (post-)digital media cultures requires constant conceptual and empirical updates, that should, however, be sensitive to the multilayered histories of digital media technologies as well as their own discourses. Exploring contemporary developments in digital cultures the workshop of the working group »Data and Networks« of the German Association for Media Studies (Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft) will discuss vital aspects, current developments, emerging topics and future challenges of our contemporary media technological situation. The main focus of the workshop is to open up a space for extensive discussions. Therefore, the contributions will be circulated beforehand among participants.
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
    • 13:00:13:30     Welcome
    • 13:30-15:00     Session 1
      • Real-Time Streams: Metaphorical Imaginations and Temporalities                                                                                       Mathias Denecke
      • Weather or Not: On Digital Clouds and Media as Environment  Tim Othold
    • 15:30–17:00     Session 2
      • The Network Is not the Territory: Mobile Addressability and the Capture Model of Data Acquisition                                                        Florian Sprenger
      • Privacy Assistants: Challenges and Critique of Evolving Concepts of Privacy in Ever-Changing Computing Environments                   Martin Degeling, Jasmin Degeling
    •  17:30–19:00     Session 3
      • Semi-Smart, Sovereign Chronological Chains of Existence: The Blockchain Model                                                                   Oliver Leistert
      • Noisy Internet! Web journalism as an epitome of the Internet’s acousticness                                                                                           Bernhard Dotzler and Solveig Ottmann 
   
  • Friday, February 16, 2018
    • 09:30–11:00     Session 4
      • The Role of Software Tools in Critical Data Studies Practices: The Affordances of Gephi as a Sociotechnical System                     Daniela van Geenen
      • In the Middle of Things: Media Theory and Algorithmic Criticism Marcus Burkhardt
    •  14:30–16:00     Session 6
      • From Bodily Fluids to Facehuggers: The Evolution of Cryptovirology                                                                                         Mary Shnayien
      • Life Functions Critical                                                                            Uwe Wippich
    •  16:30–18:00     Session 7
      • The Paranoid Machine: Five Challenges to Digital Cultures Clemens Apprich
      • TBD (late arrival)                                                                                   Armin Beverungen
      • AI and the form of capital: Preliminary notes on the media culture of artificial intelligence                                                            Jens Schröter and Christoph Ernst
  •  Saturday, February 17, 2018
    • 10:00–11:30     Session 8
      • Social Encounters with Symbiotic Technologies                               Bianca Westermann
      • TBD (late arrival)                                                                                  Serjoscha Wiemer
    •  12:00–13:30     Next Steps and Wrap Up
The reader for the workshop will be provided upon registration via email to Marcus Burkhardt (marcus.burkhardt@uni-siegen.de).

Venue

University of Siegen
Room AH-217/218
Herrengarten 3
Siegen

Contact

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Thu. 08 February 2018, 10:00-12:00
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - "Diskussion laufender Textvorträge"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – “Diskussion laufender Textvorträge”
08 February 2018, 10:00-12:00

Schwerpunkt der Werkstatt Praxistheorie für das Jahr 2017 sind „Medienpraktiken der Delegation“ und hierbei insbesondere Fragen der „Skills“, der Aktenführung und der Erzeugung von Handlungsprogrammen.

Medienpraktiken der Delegation beginnen mit der Verlagerung von Operationsketten, mithin bei den elementaren Formen des Werkzeug- und Instrumentengebrauchs. Sie benötigen die Ausbildung spezifischer Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten bzw. Skills, die als Voraussetzungen von praktischen Vollzügen in der wissenschafts-, medien- und technikhistorischen Forschung mehr und mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses gerückt sind.

Ausgehend von den interkorporeal verfassten Medienpraktiken der Delegation nimmt die Werkstatt Praxistheorie diejenigen Praktiken in den Blick, mit denen bereits unter einer kleinen Menge von Akteuren die Regeln gemeinsamer Prozeduren hergestellt werden.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 07 February 2018, 13:00-14:30
Gestaltungslabor. Module 4.2: “Structuring and Tagging Letter Correspondences”
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Gestaltungslabor – Module 4.2: “Structuring and Tagging Letter Correspondences”
07 February 2018, 13:00-14:30
In this module, we explore the field of Digital Scholarly Editions (Digital Humanities) in our CRC 1187 by looking at the requirements and possible solutions for an online platform for the Wittgenstein Research and Cooperation at the University of Siegen. The need for building such a platform is to present research results in the form of essays and to connect those with the already existing platform "Wittgenstein source"(​http://www.wittgensteinsource.org/)plus other relevant material. This required platform aims at dealing with the collection, development and analysis of all research materials of the Wittgenstein Research within the subproject P01, “Practice Theory’s Scholarly Media: Harold Garfinkel and Ludwig Wittgenstein” and possibly other projects that work with similar types of sources (letters) of the same era. Letters will have to be edited, annotated and presented online using a simple editor.     Last summer, we had a very interesting session in the Research Tech Lab by subproject P01 on work practices (pdf-scans and more), and we would like to show the new developments and work since then. The transcriptions of letters, XML-compiled text files will play a role again but also technical issues:    In the previous half year, ZIMT has been working very closely with subproject P01 to give advice w.r.t. the technical infrastructures, i.e. helping in the selection of tools and giving advice regarding the platform, collaborating with possible existing technical service providers, the SUB in Göttingen and other libraries. This is another topic we will address next Wednesday.    Background reading:    Elements of an e-Platform for Wittgenstein Research Alois Pichler, Deirdre Smith, Rune J. Falch, and Wilhelm Krüger -http://wab.uib.no//alois/apichler_dsmith_rfalch_wkrueger-kirchb2012.pdf

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Thu. 01 February 2018, 10:00-12:00
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Monika Dommann
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Monika Dommann
01 February 2018, 10:00-12:00

Schwerpunkt der Werkstatt Praxistheorie für das Jahr 2017 sind „Medienpraktiken der Delegation“ und hierbei insbesondere Fragen der „Skills“, der Aktenführung und der Erzeugung von Handlungsprogrammen.

Medienpraktiken der Delegation beginnen mit der Verlagerung von Operationsketten, mithin bei den elementaren Formen des Werkzeug- und Instrumentengebrauchs. Sie benötigen die Ausbildung spezifischer Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten bzw. Skills, die als Voraussetzungen von praktischen Vollzügen in der wissenschafts-, medien- und technikhistorischen Forschung mehr und mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses gerückt sind.

Ausgehend von den interkorporeal verfassten Medienpraktiken der Delegation nimmt die Werkstatt Praxistheorie diejenigen Praktiken in den Blick, mit denen bereits unter einer kleinen Menge von Akteuren die Regeln gemeinsamer Prozeduren hergestellt werden.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 31 January 2018, 16:00-18:00
Ringvorlesung "Kooperation über die Grenzen von Zeiten und Orten hinweg" - B05: "Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit"
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Ringvorlesung “Kooperation über die Grenzen von Zeiten und Orten hinweg” – B05: “Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit”
31 January 2018, 16:00-18:00

Die Ringvorlesung dient dem Erkenntnistransfer aus dem SFB Medien der Kooperation in die universitäre Lehre und dem Austausch mit der Studierenden-Öffentlichkeit. Eine Kooperation verschiedener Teilprojekte aus unterschiedlichen Schwerpunktbereichen des SFB soll hierzu eine enge Zusammenarbeit der WissenschaftlerInnen aus den einzelnen Forschungsbereichen gewährleisten und die im SFB stattfindende inter- und transdisziplinäre Diskussion für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs zugänglich machen.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 31 January 2018, 18:00
Abendvortrag Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Monika Dommann: "Eine Geschichte der Logistik an den Orten ihres Stillstandes"
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Abendvortrag Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Monika Dommann: “Eine Geschichte der Logistik an den Orten ihres Stillstandes”
31 January 2018, 18:00

Schwerpunkt der Werkstatt Praxistheorie für das Jahr 2017 sind „Medienpraktiken der Delegation“ und hierbei insbesondere Fragen der „Skills“, der Aktenführung und der Erzeugung von Handlungsprogrammen.

Medienpraktiken der Delegation beginnen mit der Verlagerung von Operationsketten, mithin bei den elementaren Formen des Werkzeug- und Instrumentengebrauchs. Sie benötigen die Ausbildung spezifischer Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten bzw. Skills, die als Voraussetzungen von praktischen Vollzügen in der wissenschafts-, medien- und technikhistorischen Forschung mehr und mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses gerückt sind.

Ausgehend von den interkorporeal verfassten Medienpraktiken der Delegation nimmt die Werkstatt Praxistheorie diejenigen Praktiken in den Blick, mit denen bereits unter einer kleinen Menge von Akteuren die Regeln gemeinsamer Prozeduren hergestellt werden.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
Prof. Dr. Jörg Potthast
potthast@soziologie.uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 31 January 2018, 13:00-15:00
Gestaltungslabor - Module 4.1: Digital Editions. "Structuring and Tagging Letter Correspondences”. Requirements and possible solutions for a platform for Wittgenstein Research and Cooperation
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Gestaltungslabor – Module 4.1: Digital Editions. “Structuring and Tagging Letter Correspondences”. Requirements and possible solutions for a platform for Wittgenstein Research and Cooperation
31 January 2018, 13:00-15:00 Organized Teilprojekt INF
In this module, we explore the field of Digital Scholarly Editions (Digital Humanities) in our CRC 1187 by looking at the requirements and possible solutions for an online platform for the Wittgenstein Research and Cooperation at the University of Siegen.                                                                                     The need for building such a platform is to present research results in the form of essays and to connect those with the already existing platform "Wittgenstein source"(http://www.wittgensteinsource.org/​) plus other relevant material. This required platform aims at dealing with the collection, development and analysis of all research materials of the Wittgenstein Research within the subproject P01, “Practice Theory’s Scholarly Media: Harold Garfinkel and Ludwig Wittgenstein” and possibly other projects that work with similar types of sources (letters) of the same era. Letters will have to be edited, annotated and presented online using a simple editor.                                                                       Last summer, we had a very interesting session in the Research Tech Lab by subproject P01 on work practices (pdf-scans and more), and we would like to show the new developments and work since then. The transcriptions of letters, XML-compiled text files will play a role again but also technical issues: In the previous half year, ZIMT has been working very closely with subproject P01 to give advice w.r.t. the technical infrastructures, i.e. helping in the selection of tools and giving advice regarding the platform, collaborating with possible existing technical service providers, the SUB in Göttingen and other libraries. This is another topic we will address next Wednesday.                                                                                                                                                                                 Background reading:  Elements of an e-Platform for Wittgenstein Research Alois Pichler, Deirdre Smith, Rune J. Falch, and Wilhelm Krüger -http://wab.uib.no//alois/apichler_dsmith_rfalch_wkrueger-kirchb2012.pdf

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-210/11
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 31 January 2018, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - Vanessa Adam: "How to Become a Professor in Germany. Application and Appointment Negotiations"
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Ladies Lunch – Vanessa Adam: “How to Become a Professor in Germany. Application and Appointment Negotiations”
31 January 2018, 13:00-15:00

The ladies lunch is an internal meeting for the female researchers of the SFB.

Organized in cooperation with the DFG research training groups "Locating Media" and "Imaging New Modalities"

new perspectives on academic careers.

exchange of experiences – networking – having lunch together – discussing actual challenges – exchange with experts

Please refer to the attached program for details.

 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 24 January 2018, 18:00-20:00
Forschungsforum - Mine Gencel Bek
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Forschungsforum – Mine Gencel Bek
24 January 2018, 18:00-20:00
Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

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Wed. 24 January 2018, 14:15-15:45
Gestaltungslabor - Module 3.2: “Conversations on Ethnography and Design”
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Gestaltungslabor – Module 3.2: “Conversations on Ethnography and Design”
24 January 2018, 14:15-15:45 Organized Teilprojekt INF

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore, discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

The Research Tech Lab takes place every two weeks during the semester. Additional room for further exchange and discussion is provided online on the SFB Intranet:

http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ (under construction).

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 24 January 2018, 16:00-18:00
Ringvorlesung "Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit" - B05: "Frühe Kindheit und Smartphone"
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Ringvorlesung “Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit” – B05: “Frühe Kindheit und Smartphone”
24 January 2018, 16:00-18:00

Die Ringvorlesung dient dem Erkenntnistransfer aus dem SFB Medien der Kooperation in die universitäre Lehre und dem Austausch mit der Studierenden-Öffentlichkeit. Eine Kooperation verschiedener Teilprojekte aus unterschiedlichen Schwerpunktbereichen des SFB soll hierzu eine enge Zusammenarbeit der WissenschaftlerInnen aus den einzelnen Forschungsbereichen gewährleisten und die im SFB stattfindende inter- und transdisziplinäre Diskussion für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs zugänglich machen.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Thu. 18 January 2018, 10:00-12:00
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Dominique Boullier
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Dominique Boullier
18 January 2018, 10:00-12:00

The history of quantification demonstrates how new calculation systems are associated to new conceptual frameworks in statistics and in the entities discovered (from society to opinion and now to replications). However, beyond these empirical observations of sciences in the making, a systematic choice of viewpoints is always made that emphasizes a specific kind of distribution of agencies: structures, individuals' preferences or replications as circulating entities. This is true for data science studies of Twitter for instance and for qualitative methods as well. This allows us to better understand why social sciences have always been the stage for fighting paradigms, including the more recent challenges brought in by ANT. The investigation of the social world requires to maintain a specific analytical point of view where the "whole" of the assemblage gets lost for the benefit of the emergence of each agency.

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Schwerpunkt der Werkstatt Praxistheorie für das Jahr 2017 sind „Medienpraktiken der Delegation“ und hierbei insbesondere Fragen der „Skills“, der Aktenführung und der Erzeugung von Handlungsprogrammen.

Medienpraktiken der Delegation beginnen mit der Verlagerung von Operationsketten, mithin bei den elementaren Formen des Werkzeug- und Instrumentengebrauchs. Sie benötigen die Ausbildung spezifischer Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten bzw. Skills, die als Voraussetzungen von praktischen Vollzügen in der wissenschafts-, medien- und technikhistorischen Forschung mehr und mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses gerückt sind.

Ausgehend von den interkorporeal verfassten Medienpraktiken der Delegation nimmt die Werkstatt Praxistheorie diejenigen Praktiken in den Blick, mit denen bereits unter einer kleinen Menge von Akteuren die Regeln gemeinsamer Prozeduren hergestellt werden.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 17 January 2018, 18:00
Abendvortrag Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Dominique Boullier: "Distribution of Agencies in Quantitative and Qualititative Methods"
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Abendvortrag Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Dominique Boullier: “Distribution of Agencies in Quantitative and Qualititative Methods”
17 January 2018, 18:00

Distribution of Agencies in Quantitative and Qualititative Methods

The history of quantification demonstrates how new calculation systems are associated to new conceptual frameworks in statistics and in the entities discovered (from society to opinion and now to replications). However, beyond these empirical observations of sciences in the making, a systematic choice of viewpoints is always made that emphasizes a specific kind of distribution of agencies: structures, individuals' preferences or replications as circulating entities. This is true for data science studies of Twitter for instance and for qualitative methods as well. This allows us to better understand why social sciences have always been the stage for fighting paradigms, including the more recent challenges brought in by ANT. The investigation of the social world requires to maintain a specific analytical point of view where the "whole" of the assemblage gets lost for the benefit of the emergence of each agency.

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Schwerpunkt der Werkstatt Praxistheorie für das Jahr 2017 sind „Medienpraktiken der Delegation“ und hierbei insbesondere Fragen der „Skills“, der Aktenführung und der Erzeugung von Handlungsprogrammen.

Medienpraktiken der Delegation beginnen mit der Verlagerung von Operationsketten, mithin bei den elementaren Formen des Werkzeug- und Instrumentengebrauchs. Sie benötigen die Ausbildung spezifischer Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten bzw. Skills, die als Voraussetzungen von praktischen Vollzügen in der wissenschafts-, medien- und technikhistorischen Forschung mehr und mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses gerückt sind.

Ausgehend von den interkorporeal verfassten Medienpraktiken der Delegation nimmt die Werkstatt Praxistheorie diejenigen Praktiken in den Blick, mit denen bereits unter einer kleinen Menge von Akteuren die Regeln gemeinsamer Prozeduren hergestellt werden.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
Prof. Dr. Jörg Potthast
potthast@soziologie.uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 17 January 2018, 14:15-15:45
Gestaltungslabor - Module 3.1: “Conversations on Ethnography and Design”
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Gestaltungslabor – Module 3.1: “Conversations on Ethnography and Design”
17 January 2018, 14:15-15:45 Organized Teilprojekt INF

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore, discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

The Research Tech Lab takes place every two weeks during the semester. Additional room for further exchange and discussion is provided online on the SFB Intranet:

http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ (under construction).

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 17 January 2018, 16:00-18:00
Ringvorlesung "Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit" - A05: "Navigieren zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit als relationale und dynamische Praktiken älterer Menschen im Kontext der Co-Exploration einer Nachbarschaftsplattform"
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Ringvorlesung “Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit” – A05: “Navigieren zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit als relationale und dynamische Praktiken älterer Menschen im Kontext der Co-Exploration einer Nachbarschaftsplattform”
17 January 2018, 16:00-18:00

Die Ringvorlesung dient dem Erkenntnistransfer aus dem SFB Medien der Kooperation in die universitäre Lehre und dem Austausch mit der Studierenden-Öffentlichkeit. Eine Kooperation verschiedener Teilprojekte aus unterschiedlichen Schwerpunktbereichen des SFB soll hierzu eine enge Zusammenarbeit der WissenschaftlerInnen aus den einzelnen Forschungsbereichen gewährleisten und die im SFB stattfindende inter- und transdisziplinäre Diskussion für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs zugänglich machen.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 10 January 2018, 18:00-20:00
Forschungsforum - A04
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Forschungsforum – A04
10 January 2018, 18:00-20:00
Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Permalink
Wed. 10 January 2018, 16:00-18:00
Ringvorlesung "Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit" - A05: "Gestaltung des Designraums an Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit mit Hilfe der Cultural Probes-Methode"
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Ringvorlesung “Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit” – A05: “Gestaltung des Designraums an Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit mit Hilfe der Cultural Probes-Methode”
10 January 2018, 16:00-18:00

Die Ringvorlesung dient dem Erkenntnistransfer aus dem SFB Medien der Kooperation in die universitäre Lehre und dem Austausch mit der Studierenden-Öffentlichkeit. Eine Kooperation verschiedener Teilprojekte aus unterschiedlichen Schwerpunktbereichen des SFB soll hierzu eine enge Zusammenarbeit der WissenschaftlerInnen aus den einzelnen Forschungsbereichen gewährleisten und die im SFB stattfindende inter- und transdisziplinäre Diskussion für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs zugänglich machen.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 20 December 2017, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - Michaela Pelican: "Female Academic Careers and their Challenges. Insights from Different Cultural and Institutional Contexts"
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Ladies Lunch – Michaela Pelican: “Female Academic Careers and their Challenges. Insights from Different Cultural and Institutional Contexts”
20 December 2017, 13:00-15:00
The ladies lunch is an internal meeting for the female researchers of the SFB. Organized in cooperation with the DFG research training groups "Locating Media" and "Imaging New Modalities"

new perspectives on academic careers.

exchange of experiences – networking – having lunch together – discussing actual challenges – exchange with experts Please refer to the attached program for details.  

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 20 December 2017, 18:00-20:00
Abendvortrag - Kreuzer-Lecture No 24. Georg Stanitzek: "Pinball Theory 1970"
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Abendvortrag – Kreuzer-Lecture No 24. Georg Stanitzek: “Pinball Theory 1970”
20 December 2017, 18:00-20:00

In global pop culture, pinball playing peaks in 1969 and the following years. Members of the Cologne artist scene based around the journal Interfunktionen – among others Benjamin Buchloh, Friedrich Wolfram Heubach, Candida Höfer, Michael Oppitz – play pinball, like everyone else, but also work on a critical theory of the game, drawing particularly on Roland Barthes’s Mythologies. The reconstruction of this critical activity, up until its ultimate failure, yields an illuminating case study of the animated interaction between theory, art, pop culture, and protest movement in the sixties and seventies.

Followed by a commentary on The Who’s Pinball Wizard (by Erhard Schüttpelz)

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Tue. 19 December 2017, 18:00 - open end
Jahresabschlussveranstaltung - Connecting Media Studies, Locating Media, and the CRC Media of Cooperation: "Celebrating Cooperation. The Present and Future of Collaborative Media Research in Siegen"
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Weihnachtsfeier
19 December 2017, 18:00 - open end

18-20 pm at Herrengarten 3, AH 217/18

Guest lecture by Richard Rogers (Amsterdam): Otherwise engaged. Social Media from vanity metrics to critical analytics

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20 pm - open end at Wolkenkuckucksheim Siegen

Welcome by Carolin Gerlitz (Media Studies, Locating Media), talk by Erhard Schüttpelz (CRC Media of Cooperation)

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wolkenkuckucksheim
www.wokuhe.de
Hindenburgstraße 9
57072 Siegen
Tue. 19 December 2017 - Wed. 20 December 2017
Einzelcoachings zur Vereinbarkeit von Wissenschaft & Familie
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Einzelcoachings zur Vereinbarkeit von Wissenschaft & Familie
Tuesday, 19. - 20 December 2017

Durchgeführt von Nils Seiler, Berlin

19.12. 08:30 - 16:00 Uhr in AH 110

20.12. 11:00 - 16:30 Uhr in AH 210

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Thu. 14 December 2017, 10:00-12:00
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - "Diskussion laufender Textvorträge"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – “Diskussion laufender Textvorträge”
14 December 2017, 10:00-12:00

Schwerpunkt der Werkstatt Praxistheorie für das Jahr 2017 sind „Medienpraktiken der Delegation“ und hierbei insbesondere Fragen der „Skills“, der Aktenführung und der Erzeugung von Handlungsprogrammen.

Medienpraktiken der Delegation beginnen mit der Verlagerung von Operationsketten, mithin bei den elementaren Formen des Werkzeug- und Instrumentengebrauchs. Sie benötigen die Ausbildung spezifischer Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten bzw. Skills, die als Voraussetzungen von praktischen Vollzügen in der wissenschafts-, medien- und technikhistorischen Forschung mehr und mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses gerückt sind.

Ausgehend von den interkorporeal verfassten Medienpraktiken der Delegation nimmt die Werkstatt Praxistheorie diejenigen Praktiken in den Blick, mit denen bereits unter einer kleinen Menge von Akteuren die Regeln gemeinsamer Prozeduren hergestellt werden.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 13 December 2017, 18:00-20:00
Forschungsforum - SFB 1187: "Nachbearbeitung der Klausurtagung. Sitzung 2"
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Forschungsforum – SFB 1187: “Nachbearbeitung der Klausurtagung. Sitzung 2”
13 December 2017, 18:00-20:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

In dieser Sitzung Beiträge von: B01, B03, B04, B05, B06, B07, P01

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 13 December 2017, 13:00-14:30
Gestaltungslabor - Module 2.2: “Generating and Analysing Visual Data”
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Gestaltungslabor – Module 2.2: “Generating and Analysing Visual Data”
13 December 2017, 13:00-14:30 Organized Teilprojekt INF

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore, discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

The Research Tech Lab takes place every two weeks during the semester. Additional room for further exchange and discussion is provided online on the SFB Intranet:

http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ (under construction).

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Tue. 12 December 2017, 18:00
Abendvortrag Werkstatt Praxistheorie - Noortje Marres: "Digital Bias In and As Practice?"
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Abendvortrag Werkstatt Praxistheorie – Noortje Marres: “Digital Bias In and As Practice?”
12 December 2017, 18:00

Digital Bias In and As Practice?

Online data and software tools have been widely taken up to research social life, but their objectivity continues to be questioned in the social sciences and humanities: the data sets are incomplete, the tools don't let us answer the important questions. Arguably, however, problems of 'digital bias’ are changing face. Classic work on bias as a sociological phenomenon - Becker on lablleing; Hacking on interactive kinds - are becoming newly relevant, as digital platforms get caught up in interactive societal processes, whereby discriminatory content gets promoted online, and ’smart' services privilege some demographics over others. This paper will examine how sociological concerns with bias pertain to today's digital societies, and ask: What is the contribution of praxiography to the elucidation of digital bias? In what ways do phenomena of digital bias pose a productive challenge for praxiology?

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Schwerpunkt der Werkstatt Praxistheorie für das Jahr 2017 sind „Medienpraktiken der Delegation“ und hierbei insbesondere Fragen der „Skills“, der Aktenführung und der Erzeugung von Handlungsprogrammen.

Medienpraktiken der Delegation beginnen mit der Verlagerung von Operationsketten, mithin bei den elementaren Formen des Werkzeug- und Instrumentengebrauchs. Sie benötigen die Ausbildung spezifischer Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten bzw. Skills, die als Voraussetzungen von praktischen Vollzügen in der wissenschafts-, medien- und technikhistorischen Forschung mehr und mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses gerückt sind.

Ausgehend von den interkorporeal verfassten Medienpraktiken der Delegation nimmt die Werkstatt Praxistheorie diejenigen Praktiken in den Blick, mit denen bereits unter einer kleinen Menge von Akteuren die Regeln gemeinsamer Prozeduren hergestellt werden.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 217/18
Am Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
Prof. Dr. Jörg Potthast
potthast@soziologie.uni-siegen.de
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Mon. 11 December 2017 - Tue. 12 December 2017
Workshop - Joseph Wang: "Einführung in XML/TEI für Geisteswissenschaftlerinnen und Geisteswissenschaftler"
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Workshop – Joseph Wang: “Einführung in XML/TEI für Geisteswissenschaftlerinnen und Geisteswissenschaftler”
Monday, 11. - 12 December 2017 Organized Teilprojekt P01

Dieser Workshop soll den Editorinnen und Editoren, die noch nie mit XML/TEI gearbeitet haben, einen Einblick in diese Datenmodellierungs-Werkzeuge gewähren und es ihnen ermöglichen, selbst XML/TEI-Daten zu generieren, diese zu bearbeiten und einfache Abfragen an ihnen durchzuführen.

Joseph Wang studierte Medizin und Philosophie an der Universität Innsbruck und arbeitet seit 2006 als Projektmitarbeiter am Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv ("Ludwig Wittgenstein: Vermischte Bemerkungen Neu" und "Wittgensteins Vorlesungen zur Ästhetik im Kontext"). Hierbei hat er die Technik der Quellenedition mittels TEI kennen und schätzen gelernt. Seit 2011 ist er an der Seite von Brian McGuinness ein Mitherausgeber der digitalen Edition "Wittgenstein: Gesamtbriefwechsel", die beim Verlag Intelex erschienen ist. Zudem arbeitet er v.a. als technische Unterstützung für andere Editionsprojekte, u.a. bei den Projekten "Ludwig von Ficker: Kommentierte Online-Briefedition und Monografie", "Familienkorrespondenz des Ferdinand I." und "Edition der Tagebücher von Joseph Maria Baernreither".

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Christian Erbacher
christian.erbacher@uni-siegen.de
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Mon. 11 December 2017, 18:00-20:00
Vortrag - Joseph Wang: "Das Edieren des Gesamtbriefwechsels von Wittgenstein und implizites Wissen der Editorinnen und Editoren"
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Vortrag – Joseph Wang: “Das Edieren des Gesamtbriefwechsels von Wittgenstein und implizites Wissen der Editorinnen und Editoren”
11 December 2017, 18:00-20:00 Organized Teilprojekt P01

Das Edieren von Korrespondenzstücken wird bereits seit längerem im Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv praktiziert. Und spätestens seit 1988 wird auch aktiv an den Briefen von und an Ludwig Wittgenstein gearbeitet. In diesem Vortrag möchte ich zunächst vom Edieren v.a. des digitalen Briefwechsels berichten. Es zeigt sich auf der einen Seite, dass die Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber – bedingt u.a. durch technische Fortschritte – Daten migrieren und korrigieren mussten. Aber auf der anderen Seite gab es kaum Änderungen, welche inhaltliche Aspekte der Edition betreffen. So entschieden sich die Editorinnen und Editoren beispielsweise dagegen, alle Briefe textkritisch zu transkribieren, auch wenn sich diese Möglichkeit mit TEI leicht verwirklichen lässt. Im zweiten Teil des Vortrags möchte ich daher eine mögliche Erklärung für das Phänomen geben, dass die Gelehrten offenbar eine Wahl treffen, ob sie bestimmte Technologien übernehmen oder nicht. Ausgehend von der Theorie des impliziten Wissens von Michael Polanyi (1891–1976) möchte ich darlegen, dass Editorinnen und Editoren nicht bloß über propositionales Wissen über die Autorinnen und Autoren bzw. über die Werke, die sie edieren, verfügen; sondern gerade beim Transkribieren und Studieren der Quellen gelangen sie zu – zunächst nur implizit verfügbares – Wissen, welches sie bei der Gestaltung der Edition leitend wirken.

 

CV: Joseph Wang studierte Medizin und Philosophie an der Universität Innsbruck und arbeitet seit 2006 als Projektmitarbeiter am Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv ("Ludwig Wittgenstein: Vermischte Bemerkungen Neu" und "Wittgensteins Vorlesungen zur Ästhetik im Kontext"). Hierbei hat er die Technik der Quellenedition mittels TEI kennen und schätzen gelernt. Seit 2011 ist er an der Seite von Brian McGuinness ein Mitherausgeber der digitalen Edition "Wittgenstein: Gesamtbriefwechsel", die beim Verlag Intelex erschienen ist. Zudem arbeitet er v.a. als technische Unterstützung für andere Editionsprojekte, u.a. bei den Projekten "Ludwig von Ficker: Kommentierte Online-Briefedition und Monografie", "Familienkorrespondenz des Ferdinand I." und "Edition der Tagebücher von Joseph Maria Baernreither".

 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Christian Erbacher
christian.erbacher@uni-siegen.de
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Mon. 11 December 2017 - Tue. 12 December 2017
Workshop - "YouTube as Test Society"
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Workshop – “YouTube as Test Society”
Monday, 11. - 12 December 2017

Online video platforms like YouTube have been widely welcomed as a setting that facilitates user-led testing of anything from smart cars to medical treatments and alternative lifestyles. On YouTube, Navigation apps are being evaluated against each other in everyday use situations, users document their test drives of autonomous vehicles and technology demos explore the boundaries of their usability and interpretation. On the one hand, user-led evaluations in the form of online video reviews, demos and ratings have quickly gained currency in the cultural economy, but, on the other hand, the epistemic status and public efficacy of user-led testing remains in question: does user-led testing produce knowledge and/or accountability? If so, how do they gain relevance beyond the platform and take on the capacity to intervene in public discourse? In this workshop, we aim to analyse YouTube test videos as an emerging set of evaluative practices in the context of digital media, and examine their potential to contribute to evidentiary cultures and the making of a test society.

 

Workshop objectives

The overarching aim of analysing YouTube test videos is then to re-situate tests on several levels. On the most fundamental level, we need to account for the platform as a demonstrational context in which tests do not figure as bounded mode of creating knowledge, but as highly entangled practice informed by platform affordances. Additionally, platforms potentially endow experimental situations with distinctive capacities, and/or they may inflect the morphology of situations - unbounded, metrically mediated, yet constantly occurring. To which extent can testing be perceived as specific genre on YouTube and how is it incorporating other genres like parody, satire, experiment? Moreover, online test videos may be creating continuities between the platform and everyday spaces like the home or the street as experimental settings and need to be resituated in regards to other sites of testing involved. And finally, test videos cannot be approached without situating them regarding the sensory, affective and embodied practices they involve, as they contribute to recallibrate affective experiences of the tested objects with their formal, aesthetic and/or institutional aspects.

In the context of the workshop we seek to explore tests as specifically situated valuation practice and to use digital methodologies of data analysis and visualisation to explore how they evaluate, appropriate and re-sensitize. We will do so by engaging with three different sets of questions and materials: (1) videos on autonomous driving (2) app reviews, guides and tests and (3) cybersecurity demos which shall be explored through short-form empirical projects. We kindly ask all participants to bring a laptop with them.

 

Workshop participants: Noortje Marres (CIM Warwick), Jess Perriam (Goldsmiths), Valentin Janda (Berlin), Laurie Waller (TUM Munich), Sarah de Rijcke (Leiden), Loup Cellard (CIM Warwick), Henry Mainsah (CIM Warwick), Pablo Velasco Gonzales (CIM Warwick), Sam Hind, Hendrik Bender, Tristan Thielmann, Carolin Gerlitz, Fernando van der Vlist, Jörg Potthast, Sebastian Gießmann Cornelius Schubert, Jörn Preuß, Johannes Paßmann, Pablo Abend, Max Kanderske, Tatjana Seitz, Marcus Burkhardt, Lena Teigeler, Lisa Gerzen (Siegen).

# Please bring your laptop to the workshop! #

Organisers: Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (University of Warwick) and Media of Cooperation and Locating Media (University of Siegen)

Mobile Interface Methods Workshop Series

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Program

Monday, 11 December

09:30–10.30
Introduction by Noortje Marres and Carolin Gerlitz and discussion of the workshop proposal
10:30–11:00
Project material presentation
11:00–12:30
Project work
12:30–13:30
Lunch
13:30–18:0
Project work
19:00
Dinner at Da Luciano, Koblenzer Str. 29, 57072 Siegen

Tuesday, 12 December

09:30–12:30
Project work
12:30–13:30
Lunch
13:30–15:00
Group presentations and final discussion
18:00–20:00
Evening talk by Noortje Marres, “Digital bias in and as practice?”, Room AH-217/18

Contact

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz
carolin.gerlitz@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 06 December 2017, 18:00-20:00
Forschungsforum - Nadine Taha, Sebastian Gießmann
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Forschungsforum – Nadine Taha, Sebastian Gießmann
06 December 2017, 18:00-20:00
Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

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Wed. 06 December 2017, 13:00-14:30
Gestaltungslabor - Module 2.1: “Generating and Analysing Visual Data"
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Gestaltungslabor – Module 2.1: “Generating and Analysing Visual Data”
06 December 2017, 13:00-14:30 Organized Teilprojekt INF

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore, discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

The Research Tech Lab takes place every two weeks during the semester. Additional room for further exchange and discussion is provided online on the SFB Intranet:

http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ (under construction).

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 06 December 2017, 16:00-18:00
Ringvorlesung "Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit" - B07: "Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit als Gegenstand von Grenzarbeiten II: Grenzziehungen aus Fan-Sicht"
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Ringvorlesung “Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit” – B07: “Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit als Gegenstand von Grenzarbeiten II: Grenzziehungen aus Fan-Sicht”
06 December 2017, 16:00-18:00

Die Ringvorlesung dient dem Erkenntnistransfer aus dem SFB Medien der Kooperation in die universitäre Lehre und dem Austausch mit der Studierenden-Öffentlichkeit. Eine Kooperation verschiedener Teilprojekte aus unterschiedlichen Schwerpunktbereichen des SFB soll hierzu eine enge Zusammenarbeit der WissenschaftlerInnen aus den einzelnen Forschungsbereichen gewährleisten und die im SFB stattfindende inter- und transdisziplinäre Diskussion für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs zugänglich machen.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Fri. 01 December 2017 - Sat. 02 December 2017
Practices of Material Participation - Citizenship and the Politics of Social-Ecological Transformation
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Practices of Material Participation – Citizenship and the Politics of Social-Ecological Transformation
Friday, 01. - 02 December 2017 Organized Teilprojekt B03

Civic engagement and political participation have undergone major changes over the past decades. Within political sociology, scholars have diagnosed decreasing numbers of “dutiful citizens” who limit their public engagement to voting and party membership, while a politics of protest and resistance by “critical” or “actualizing” citizens seems to have gained importance since the late 20th century. More recently, a third development of citizen engagement has been emphasized in the literature on citizenship, which focuses on various phenomena like creative or material participation, new forms of prefigurative lifestyle politics or socio-technical innovations. This third development becomes particularly visiblewithin the effort for social-ecological transformation: From the degrowth movement to urban gardens, from community-supported agriculture or repair cafés to web-based culture jamming or sharing initiatives, grassroots innovations aim to change local practices and production modes in order to prove the viability of alternative, “convivial” or sustainable ways of life. These developments still await further systematic empirical research as well as normative reflections evaluating new participatory practices from perspectives of critical social and political theories. Here, some crucial questions remain unanswered: Are these forms of engagement still political? How new and effective are they in terms of social-ecological change?

 

Convenor: Prof. Sigrid Baringhorst, Mundo Yang, Lisa Villioth, Jörg Radtke

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Program

1 December 2017

13:15-14:00
Arriving
14:00-14:20
Welcome, Prof. Sigrid Baringhorst (Siegen)
14:20-14:40
Project presentation: “What’s Political about Social Innovations? – Aspects of Community Supported Agriculture and Foodsharing” , Dr. Mundo Yang (Siegen)
14:40-15:40
“The Paradoxical Possibilities of Social Innovation in an ‘Alternative’ Place”, Dr. Noel Longhurst (Univ. of East-Anglia)
15:40-15:50
Coffee Break
15:50-16:50
"Social Movement Politics, Everyday Life and Socio-Material Change: Struggles in the ‘Sharing Economy'", Dr. Luke Yates (Manchester)
16:50-17:50
"Volunteering and Civic Action – Boundaries Blurring and Boundaries Redrawn", Prof. Adalbert Evers (Heidelberg)
17:50-18:15
Break
18:15-19:30
Roundtable Discussion: "How Political are Material Practices for Social-Ecological Change?", Noel Longhurst, Sigrid Baringhorst, Adalbert Evers, Luke Yates
20:00
Dinner (by invitation only)

2 December 2017

8:45-9:00
Arriving and coffee
9:00-10:00
"Aesthetics and Politics of Repair", Prof. Vera Kuni (Frankfurt a.M.)
10:00-11:00
"Repair Cafés: Reflecting on and Acting on the Material Dimension of Consumer Goods", Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer (Bremen)
11:00-11:25
Break
11:25-12:25
"New Urban Gardens between Real Utopias and Poverty Management: A Comparision between New York and Berlin", Dr. Christa Müller (Anstiftung Ertomis, München)
12:25-13:10
"Practices of Participation within Eco-Villages”", M.A. Anne Schwab (Siegen)
13:10-13:30
Coffee break
13:30-14:15
"Culture Jamming: Re-Doing Consumer Culture" - Closing Lecture and Discussion, Prof. Dr. Sigrid Baringhorst (Siegen)
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Thu. 30 November 2017, 10:00-12:00
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - "Medienpraktiken der Delegation II"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – “Medienpraktiken der Delegation II”
30 November 2017, 10:00-12:00

Schwerpunkt der Werkstatt Praxistheorie für das Jahr 2017 sind „Medienpraktiken der Delegation“ und hierbei insbesondere Fragen der „Skills“, der Aktenführung und der Erzeugung von Handlungsprogrammen.

Medienpraktiken der Delegation beginnen mit der Verlagerung von Operationsketten, mithin bei den elementaren Formen des Werkzeug- und Instrumentengebrauchs. Sie benötigen die Ausbildung spezifischer Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten bzw. Skills, die als Voraussetzungen von praktischen Vollzügen in der wissenschafts-, medien- und technikhistorischen Forschung mehr und mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses gerückt sind.

Ausgehend von den interkorporeal verfassten Medienpraktiken der Delegation nimmt die Werkstatt Praxistheorie diejenigen Praktiken in den Blick, mit denen bereits unter einer kleinen Menge von Akteuren die Regeln gemeinsamer Prozeduren hergestellt werden.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 29 November 2017, 18:00-20:00
Forschungsforum - SFB 1187: "Nachbearbeitung der Klausurtagung. Sitzung 1"
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Forschungsforum – SFB 1187: “Nachbearbeitung der Klausurtagung. Sitzung 1”
29 November 2017, 18:00-20:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

In dieser Sitzung Beiträge von: A01, A02, A03, A04, A05, A06

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 29 November 2017, 16:00-18:00
Ringvorlesung "Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit" - B07: "Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit als Gegenstand von Grenzarbeiten I: Rechtliche und medienwirtschaftliche Perspektiven auf Fan Fiction"
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Ringvorlesung “Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit” – B07: “Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit als Gegenstand von Grenzarbeiten I: Rechtliche und medienwirtschaftliche Perspektiven auf Fan Fiction”
29 November 2017, 16:00-18:00

Die Ringvorlesung dient dem Erkenntnistransfer aus dem SFB Medien der Kooperation in die universitäre Lehre und dem Austausch mit der Studierenden-Öffentlichkeit. Eine Kooperation verschiedener Teilprojekte aus unterschiedlichen Schwerpunktbereichen des SFB soll hierzu eine enge Zusammenarbeit der WissenschaftlerInnen aus den einzelnen Forschungsbereichen gewährleisten und die im SFB stattfindende inter- und transdisziplinäre Diskussion für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs zugänglich machen.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Thu. 23 November 2017 - Sat. 25 November 2017
Annual Conference 2017 "Varieties of Cooperation. Mutually Making the Conditions of Mutual Making"
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Annual Conference 2017 “Varieties of Cooperation. Mutually Making the Conditions of Mutual Making”
Thursday, 23. - 25 November 2017
For a detailed program, please see: https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/de/jahrestagung-2017/

The second annual conference of the Collaborative Research Centre “Media of Cooperation” brings together researchers interested in studying the manifold realizations of cooperative practices from a variety of scholarly backgrounds. We understand cooperation in broad terms as any form of mutual making, in which goals, means, and procedures are seen as ongoing accomplishments. From the exchanges of goods or information, to the interactions between bodies or organizations, and the coordination between colleagues, competitors, friends or foes. Mutually making the conditions of mutual making entails translating heterogeneous interests, negotiating conflicting values and articulating distributed activities. On the one hand, the individual papers and sessions of the conference will cover different notions and concepts of cooperation in diverse fields of study: from the mundane cooperation of everyday life to collective endeavors within specific domains. On the other hand, the contributions share a focus on the practices of making cooperation possible through cooperatively creating the conditions for cooperation itself. Seeing cooperative media both as a condition and consequence of cooperation, the conference will shed light on a general feature of media, technologies and instruments that both enable and constrain the collaboration between heterogeneous social worlds, with and without consensus.

In order to connect the broad variety of cooperations in the empirical projects that share the analytic focus on cooperatively creating the conditions of cooperation, the conference aims to map the diversity of cooperative practices along three analytic dimensions: scaling, composing and monitoring. These dimensions do not fix cooperation as a neatly defined unit, but allow for the empirical and conceptual comparisons of diverse and messy, sometimes consensual and sometimes conflicting, occurings of cooperation.

  • SCALING. Cooperation varies depending on its size and duration. Some forms of cooperation occur in short sequences, in physical co‐presence and with no more than two entities involved. Others span decades, are performed on a global scale by states and large organizations. Of course, many forms of larger‐scale cooperation depend on forms of smaller‐scale cooperation – and the other way around. We are interested in which ways such different scales of cooperations require and produce different media of cooperation.
  • COMPOSING. The second dimension touches on the first. Cooperation also varies according to the entities it is composed of and their relations. There are elementary forms of cooperation that lie at the base of every social interaction. They occur whenever two entities come in contact with each other and commence in some form of mutual adjustment. Other forms of cooperation may be strategically planned, involving many heterogeneous entities that need to be aligned along a specific cooperative purpose. Again, naturally occurring cooperation and purposefully created cooperation often run side by side, but we suspect they also differ in the cooperative media being created and used.
  • MONITORING. Cooperation necessarily includes multiple ways of mutual monitoring. The cooperative activities may be open and transparent, but they may also be incidental, unnoticed or clandestine. This extends to the question in how far participating in cooperation is deliberate, unwitting or unwanted. If cooperative media support forms of cooperation that lack shared goals and allow for cooperation without consensus, this requires us to ask questions about control, domination and power inscribed in media as a consequence and condition of cooperation.

The seven panels of the conference will open up the diversity of cooperation emphasizing one of two interrelated perspectives: areas and ways of cooperation.

The areas of cooperation span from academia to enterprises and social media platforms:

  • being lost in cooperation in digitally networked media/social media,
  • engaging with cooperative research data management in the e‐humanities,
  • understanding cooperation in enterprises from a historical point of view,
  • reflecting cooperation in academia.

The ways of cooperation highlight different modes of mutually making:

  • considering ways of Doing Da Sein / doing being there as cooperative accomplishment,
  • rethinking repositories in cooperation in media studies, as well as
  • addressing the relations of bodies and the materiality of cooperation.

We will discuss large and small scale cooperation, in different compositions and varying patterns of monitoring cooperation, incidental and volatile as well as planned and durable cooperation in its historical and contemporary forms and how they all can be seen through the lens of mutually making the conditions of mutual making.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Hörsaalgebäude Evangelischer
Gemeinschaftsverband
Bethausweg 2
57072 Siegen
Lageplan

Contact

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Wed. 22 November 2017, 13:00-15:00
Ladies Lunch - Lisa Gotto: "Speaking up. Agility and Assertiveness in Academia"
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Ladies Lunch – Lisa Gotto: “Speaking up. Agility and Assertiveness in Academia”
22 November 2017, 13:00-15:00
The ladies lunch is an internal meeting for the female researchers of the SFB.
 

new perspectives on academic careers.

exchange of experiences – networking – having lunch together – discussing actual challenges – exchange with experts   Please refer to the attached program for details.  

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Fri. 17 November 2017 - Sat. 18 November 2017
Workshop "Grundbildung Medien: Spiel und Digitalisierung im Unterricht"
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Workshop – “Grundbildung Medien: Spiel und Digitalisierung im Unterricht”
Friday, 17. - 18 November 2017 Organized dem Zentrum für Lehrerbildung in Kooperation mit dem SFB

Gemeinsam mit den Referenten Guido Brombach (DGB Bildungswerk), Dr. Jochen Lange (Fakultät II) und Dr. Frédéric Falkenhagen (ZLB) möchten wir mit Ihnen Grundbegriffe, Spannungsfelder und Handlungsebenen der „Digitalisierung“ in der Schule sowie den pädagogischen Nutzen von Spielen im Unterricht diskutieren. Dabei sollen auch didaktische Wechselwirkungen der beiden Aspekte berücksichtigt werden.

Details und Programm

 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Adolf-Reichwein-Straße
AR-D 7105 und Lernwerkstatt Lehrerbildung
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57076 Siegen
Thu. 16 November 2017, 10:00-12:00
Werkstatt Praxistheorie - "Medienpraktiken der Delegation I"
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Werkstatt Praxistheorie – “Medienpraktiken der Delegation I”
16 November 2017, 10:00-12:00

Schwerpunkt der Werkstatt Praxistheorie für das Jahr 2017 sind „Medienpraktiken der Delegation“ und hierbei insbesondere Fragen der „Skills“, der Aktenführung und der Erzeugung von Handlungsprogrammen.

Medienpraktiken der Delegation beginnen mit der Verlagerung von Operationsketten, mithin bei den elementaren Formen des Werkzeug- und Instrumentengebrauchs. Sie benötigen die Ausbildung spezifischer Fertigkeiten und Fähigkeiten bzw. Skills, die als Voraussetzungen von praktischen Vollzügen in der wissenschafts-, medien- und technikhistorischen Forschung mehr und mehr in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses gerückt sind.

Ausgehend von den interkorporeal verfassten Medienpraktiken der Delegation nimmt die Werkstatt Praxistheorie diejenigen Praktiken in den Blick, mit denen bereits unter einer kleinen Menge von Akteuren die Regeln gemeinsamer Prozeduren hergestellt werden.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
sebastian.giessmann@uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 15 November 2017, 13:00-14:30
Gestaltungslabor - Module 1: “Supporting research practices: RDMO organizer tool”
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Gestaltungslabor – Module 1: “Supporting research practices: RDMO organizer tool”
15 November 2017, 13:00-14:30 Organized Teilprojekt INF

The Research Tech Lab, coordinated by sub-projects INF and A05, is an open forum for exchange for all members of the SFB 1187. In the Research Tech Lab, we explore, discuss, and design digital research approaches, tools, and instruments. The basic assumption of the Research Tech Lab is that IT design takes place in everyday use and involves the continuous appropriation of (digital) methods, tools, instruments, and infrastructures. “Design” is an important part of daily research practices in many ways. The Research Tech Lab thus calls for participation of all sub-projects. Based on a 'Living Lab' approach, the sub-projects are given the opportunity to discuss, analyze, and reflect their experiences with research tools and infrastructures.

The Research Tech Lab takes place every two weeks during the semester. Additional room for further exchange and discussion is provided online on the SFB Intranet:

http://social.sfb1187.uni-siegen.de/ (under construction).

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH-228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 15 November 2017, 16:00-18:00
Ringvorlesung "Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit" - B07: "Privates und Öffentliches in medizinischen Arbeitskontexten"
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Ringvorlesung “Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit” – B07: “Privates und Öffentliches in medizinischen Arbeitskontexten”
15 November 2017, 16:00-18:00

Die Ringvorlesung dient dem Erkenntnistransfer aus dem SFB Medien der Kooperation in die universitäre Lehre und dem Austausch mit der Studierenden-Öffentlichkeit. Eine Kooperation verschiedener Teilprojekte aus unterschiedlichen Schwerpunktbereichen des SFB soll hierzu eine enge Zusammenarbeit der WissenschaftlerInnen aus den einzelnen Forschungsbereichen gewährleisten und die im SFB stattfindende inter- und transdisziplinäre Diskussion für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs zugänglich machen.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 08 November 2017, 18:00-20:00
Forschungsforum - Natascha Adamowsky
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Forschungsforum – Natascha Adamowsky
08 November 2017, 18:00-20:00

Im Forschungsforum werden aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse des SFB intern vorgestellt und zur Diskussion gestellt. Die Veranstaltung ist nicht öffentlich.

Natascha Adamowsky (Professorin für Medienwissenschaft im Bereich der Digitalen Medientechnologien an der Universität Siegen) stellt ihr Projekt "Automaten und Mobiles als kulturelle Artefakte der Entstehungsgeschichte kooperativer Medien“ vor.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

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Wed. 08 November 2017, 16:00-18:00
Ringvorlesung "Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit" - B07: "Kooperation im Krankenhaus. Die ausgehandelten Ordnungen gemeinsamen Tuns"
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Ringvorlesung “Kooperationen an den Grenzen zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit” – B07: “Kooperation im Krankenhaus. Die ausgehandelten Ordnungen gemeinsamen Tuns”
08 November 2017, 16:00-18:00

Die Ringvorlesung dient dem Erkenntnistransfer aus dem SFB Medien der Kooperation in die universitäre Lehre und dem Austausch mit der Studierenden-Öffentlichkeit. Eine Kooperation verschiedener Teilprojekte aus unterschiedlichen Schwerpunktbereichen des SFB soll hierzu eine enge Zusammenarbeit der WissenschaftlerInnen aus den einzelnen Forschungsbereichen gewährleisten und die im SFB stattfindende inter- und transdisziplinäre Diskussion für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs zugänglich machen.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Thu. 02 November 2017 - Fri. 03 November 2017
Workshop - "Digital Platforms and Boundary Infrastructures"
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Workshop – “Digital Platforms and Boundary Infrastructures”
Thursday, 02. - 03 November 2017 Organized A01 (Sebastian Gießmann), A03 (Carolin Gerlitz, Hendrik Bender), A05 (Claudia Müller, Marén Schorch), B03 (Sigrid Baringhorst, Mundo Yang) and B07 (Dagmar Hoffmann, Wolfgang Reißmann)

The aim of the workshop is to expand current platform scholarship by asking how platforms operate, enable or are entangled in “boundary infrastructures”, a term first introduced by Susan Leigh Star and Geoffrey Bowker. “Boundary infrastructures” provide the usually invisible categorization schemes, filters, standards and calculative practices, which allow practices to operate across larger levels of scale. Rather than fixing its meaning beforehand, we see “boundary infrastructures” as a term offering creative leeway and opportunities for experimental thought for platform and media studies and our aim is to stimulate an open discussion (for more information see the linked outline paper).

The workshop will follow a discussion intensive format involving a range of scholars from different disciplinary perspectives.

  Confirmed Speakers / Discussants
  • Andreas Birkbak
  • Marcus Burkhardt
  • Elizabeth van Couvering
  • Jonathan Gray
  • Anne Helmond
  • Stefania Milan
  • Jean-Christophe Plantin
  • Dave Randall
  • Peter Tolmie

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 217/18 und AH 210/11
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Program

Thursday, November 2

All Things Boundary? Objects, Infrastructures, Publics

14:00
On Boundary Publics, Mundo Yang/Sebastian Gießmann/Wolfgang Reißmann (Siegen)
Response from a Platform Studies Point of View, Carolin Gerlitz (Siegen):

Accounting for Value(s): Facebook Revisited

14:45
Visual Boundary Infrastructures: Audience Visualisations as Platform Co-ordination Mechanisms, Elizabeth van Couvering (Karlstad)
Re-embedded Participation? Inquiring the Political Work of Facebook’s Algorithmic Standardizations, Andreas Birkbak (Copenhagen)
16:00
Coffee

Setting Up Boundary Infrastructures: Practice, Iteration and Reflexivity

16:30
Moving to the Digital: Some Problems and Pitfalls, Dave Randall (Siegen)
The Situated Crafting of a Platform for Coordination in Breast Cancer Care, Peter Tolmie (Siegen)

Intersections Between STS and Platform Studies

17:45
The Question of Power in Platform Studies and Infrastructure Studies, Jean-Christophe Plantin (LSE London)
18:45
Wrapping Up
19:30
Conference Dinner

Friday, November 3

Data Activism and Politics

09:00
tba, Stefania Milan (Amsterdam)
Between the Worlds: Infrastructures, Standards and Platforms of Fiscal Data, Jonathan Gray (King’s College London)
10:15
Coffee

Databases and Platforms

10:30
Databases as/versus Boundary Infrastructures: Reflections from the Early Histories of Digital Information Systems, Marcus Burkhardt (Siegen)
Platform Boundary Resources and Strategic Permeability, Anne Helmond (Amsterdam)/Fernando van der Vlist (Siegen/Amsterdam)
11:45
Wrapping Up/Panel Discussion with all Presenters
13:00
Lunch
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